Frequently Asked Questions

Your new asphalt must be treated with upmost care
during the first 6-8 months of initial cure. Asphalt
contains light oils that evaporate over time increasing the
stiffness of the surface.

  1. Don’t put heavy, sharp things on your new asphalt, like metal stands or chairs. They can make holes or dents, especially if the asphalt is hot.

  2. Don’t drive over the edge of the asphalt, because it’s the easiest place to get damaged. It’s important to put dirt or gravel next to the edge to make it stronger.

  3. Don’t turn your car wheels when your car is not moving on the new asphalt. This can make some of the small pieces of asphalt come loose. It takes about 3 to 5 months for the asphalt to fully harden, especially during the summer when it’s hot.

Things to do:

  1. After one year, have us put a special coating on your asphalt to protect it. Or, if you want to do it yourself, you can buy the coating and tools from us.

  2. Fix any cracks that show up on your asphalt right away. Your asphalt has a 2-year guarantee, and it shouldn’t have big cracks for a long time after that, but eventually all asphalt will get cracks. Fixing them will make your surface last longer.

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