Helpful Info from the Experts at R&W Paving
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Answers to Common Driveway Paving QuestionsThere is a lot of information we can give you about asphalt paving, but this article addresses the most common questions that we’ve been asked over the years.
- What is Asphalt and how is it made?
Asphalt—also known as blacktop, asphalt pavement, or hot mix pavement—is a mixture of aggregates, crushed stone, gravel, and liquid asphalt.
- Are there different types of asphalt?
Yes. There is binder—also referred to as the base coat, that consists of large aggregate and is primarily used in new areas where asphalt does not exist. There is also a durable Type 6 asphalt which is made with smaller aggregate. It is used on existing blacktop that is being removed, milled, and replaced. Type 7 asphalt is made with the smallest aggregate and is generally used on an area that is being resurfaced.
- Do I need a permit to have my driveway done?
Yes, in most circumstances. A permit is needed to work in the right of way on most roads on Monroe County. R&W will notify you on how to proceed with the application.
- How can I tell if I need to remove and replace my driveway?
The only way to determine whether or not to resurface or tear out you driveway, is to have one of our professionals come to your home and evaluate it.
- Should I seal my driveway?
R&W Paving recommends that you seal your driveway the second year after installation. We also recommend that you continue to
have your driveway sealed every other year.
- How long should I wait before driving on my new driveway?
We recommend that you wait 6-7 days before driving on it. You may walk on it after 24 hours.
- How long can I expect my asphalt driveway to last?
With proper care, a driveway can last 15-20 years.
Questions About R&W Paving
- Is R&W Paving insured?
Yes, we are fully insured.
- Do you offer free estimates?
Our estimates are always free of charge with no obligation to use our services.
- How long has R&W Paving been in business?
R&W Paving has been in business for over 50 years, having opened in 1964.
- Do you offer warranties on your paving work?
Our standard warranty is 3 years for driveway paving.
- Does R&W Paving do driveway additions?
Yes. R&W Paving can create a small parking area (for a trailer, small boat storage, etc.) to extending an existing driveway for additional vehicles.