Driveway paving is the process of installing a durable surface on a driveway, typically using materials such as asphalt, concrete, cobblestone, or interlocking pavers. This process involves several steps, including preparing the ground, laying the chosen paving material, and compacting and finishing the surface for a smooth, aesthetically pleasing result. The purpose of driveway paving is not only to enhance the curb appeal of your property but also to create a strong, durable surface that can withstand the weight of vehicles and resist the elements over time. The choice of paving material will depend on various factors, such as the local climate, the homeowner’s budget, and the desired look and feel.
Driveway Resurfacing and Paving
What is Driveway Paving?
At Cooper And Sons Paving in South Amboy, NJ, we serve clients with professional driveway paving and resurfacing services.
What is the Best Time of Year for Driveway Paving?
Asphalt driveway paving is best done in late spring through early fall, with the optimal period usually being the summer months. The reason for this is that asphalt needs to be laid down at a certain temperature, typically between 50 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the asphalt to remain at a workable consistency when being applied and compacted.
During the summer, the outdoor temperatures are warm enough to prevent the asphalt mix from cooling too quickly, which ensures that it can be properly and evenly spread and compacted before it hardens. If the asphalt cools too rapidly, it may lead to a rough, uneven surface, or it might not adhere properly to the underlying layer. It’s also important that the process is carried out during dry weather, as rain can cool the asphalt too quickly and create issues with adhesion.
Things can vary from project to project, however, so always consult with a professional asphalt paving company to determine the best timing for your driveway.
Will Paving My Driveway Increase My Home Value?
The sight of a freshly paved driveway can instantly boost your property’s value in the eyes of potential buyers. Rather than seeking out a fixer-upper, many buyers gravitate towards homes that require minimal renovations. The allure of a move-in ready home, with less need for immediate improvements or repairs, is a strong selling point for many prospective homeowners.
How Long Does a Newly Paved Driveway Last?
A newly paved driveway should last between 20 and 30 years as long as it is given proper upkeep and maintenance. Another available paving option is asphalt resurfacing.
What is Driveway Resurfacing?
Driveway resurfacing is when you replace the top layer of asphalt with a fresh layer. Driveway resurfacing helps extend the life of your driveway for another eight to 15 years, a stark contrast to the 20-30 afforded by paving, but still a worthwhile option for some.
Why Choose Asphalt For Your Driveway?
Renowned for its durability, asphalt can bear heavy vehicular weight and resist wear and tear, providing a long-lasting driveway solution. From a cost perspective, it’s an economical choice that doesn’t compromise on quality or performance. Installation is quick and efficient, with projects typically completed within days and the surface ready for use within 24 to 48 hours.
Asphalt’s flexibility prevents cracking due to temperature fluctuations, and its dark color facilitates quicker snow and ice melt. Moreover, as a 100% recyclable material, choosing asphalt contributes to environmental sustainability.
No Matter the Job, We Guarantee Expert Service
We leverage our industry knowledge, experienced team, and top-notch equipment to ensure a smooth and efficient driveway paving or resurfacing job from start to finish. Whether you’re installing a new driveway or refreshing an old one, we’re committed to delivering excellence. Trust us to provide a parking solution that will serve you well for many years to come. Contact us today for a consultation or to learn more about our services. We look forward to serving you.