Your Paving Questions Answered
Monday, October 5th, 2020
Here at Got Paving, we know that your driveway is one of the most important features of your property. That’s why we work so hard to ensure our materials and methods are top quality through every step of the process. Today we’re here to answer your paving questions so that you can rest easy knowing that your driveway is in the right hands.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESURFACING AND SEAL COATING A DRIVEWAY?
When you have your driveway resurfaced, your Maryland paving company will be removing about three inches of your driveway’s top layer and replacing it with a fresh one. Applying seal coating doesn’t involve the removal of any layers, instead it is the adding of a layer. Sealcoating your driveway can help protect it, but it won’t look as nice as resurfacing.
WHEN CAN I DRIVE ON A NEW DRIVEWAY?
The answer to this question varies from job to job depending on weather, climate, terrain, and other factors, though most new driveways should be good to drive on after three days of sitting.
WHAT CAUSES ASPHALT TO CRACK?
Asphalt usually will only crack if you drop something very heavy on it, and during the winter. In the wintertime water seeps into driveways and freezes, forcing the driveway to expand, causing cracks. There’s not much that can be done to stop this from happening, so the best option is to perform periodical maintenance.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PAVE MY DRIVEWAY?
We can pave a driveway nearly any time of the year, if the temperature is above freezing. Most people opt to have their new driveway paved between spring and Fall to avoid freezing temperatures. If you’re not sure when is the best time, give us a call and we can help you out!
HOW LONG WILL A DRIVEWAY LAST?
Again, there’s no exact answer to this question as it depends on factors including weather, the area surrounding the driveway, maintenance, and the quality of installation. The best way to ensure your driveway lasts you a good while is to hire a professional Maryland paving company.
What Our Clients Say
Once again you have exceeded our expectations. The price was very reasonable (we did shop around) and professionalism was outstanding. Thanks for not trying to include add-on fees to make a higher profit and we are looking forward to working with you for many more years to come.
-M. Leo Storch Management
Mr Joseph was by far the most responsive of the three companies we contacted. He came to inspect or driveway on the date and time he promised, gave us a firm quote, and he and his crew arrived on the appointed day at the scheduled time. They edged and cleared the old surface, then laid the new asphalt with the edges tapered to align with our patio and sidewalk. When they were finished the new surface was truly beautiful (and functional).