Frequently Asked Questions & Tips
Please follow these tips to ensure the longest life of your new driveway
- Remember that the asphalt needs time to fully harden and cure. This usually takes between six and twelve months. Your driveway will be slightly pliable and soft until then.
- Please do not park on the new black top for 96 hours.
- Please do not be concerned with tire marks caused by parking and power steering, especially in confined areas, as further traffic will help heal this particular material. We recommend to keep the vehicle in motion while turning.
- Please exercise care with bicycle kick stands, chairs, ladders, car jacks, etc. as any sharp projection may cause indentations on new Black Top
- Black top is subject to soil and temperature conditions, especially in Northern climates where weather changes are extreme. Expansion cracks are unavoidable, especially when resurfacing of an existing cracked base.
- Although every effort is made, we cannot guarantee perfect drainage in every situation due to local conditions.
- We recommend to have your new blacktop sealed anytime after 1 year from installation, or as manufacturer or product recommends. Sealer will help repel gasoline and oil spills which could damage black top. Sealer will also prevent any flaking problems which are common in unprotected blacktop.
- In order to preserve your new driveway it is best to seal it after it has been paved.
- Driveways that are unprotected remain porous, can dry out or become rough losing their life more quickly than a sealed driveway.
- Residential drives are made for cars, pick-ups, and light vans, Heavy vehicles may damage drive and is at Owner’s risk.
- All materials and workmanship meet or exceed State of Illinois and local government requirements. With a professional job and scheduled maintenance, you driveway will maintain it’s life and beauty for many years to come.