Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ'S

Are there different types of asphalt?

Yes, there are different types. Once our estimators have discussed how your driveway will be used then they will recommend the type and thickness of asphalt required.

Can I get a square foot price?

We do not give a flat rate per square footprice as there are many factors that can affect the cost.

Can I pay by credit card or e-transfer?

Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard, E-transfer, Cheque, Cash. Debit is available if you wish to pay at our office.

Do I have to be at home when they come to leave a quote?

No, we can leave the quote in your mailbox or email it to you.

Do I have to sealcoat my asphalt driveway every year?

Although asphalt does require sealcoating with an asphalt based sealer… bi-yearly is usually recommended.

How do I clean my asphalt?

The best way to clean asphalt is with either a broom or a standard hose. Under no circumstances should you pressure wash your driveway.

How long before I can drive on the new asphalt?

Usually the driveway can be used in 2-4 days unless rare circumstances occur.

How long before I can use my asphalt, concrete, or block driveway after it is installed?

Usually the driveway can be used in 2-4 days unless rare circumstances occur

How long does it take my concrete, or asphalt driveway to cure?

Asphalt driveways require up to 2 years to fully cure, during which time care must be taken during hot temperatures as not to mark the surface. Concrete is usually cured within 6 months.

How long is your warranty?

We have a standard one (1) year warranty on workmanship and product used.

How long should an asphalt, concrete, or brick paver driveway last?

Typically, a well installed driveway of any material (with proper care, and maintenance) should last 20+ years before any major repairs are necessary.

How much does it cost to pave my driveway?

The cost will depend on many factors, the size of the driveway, does the existing asphalt have to be removed or can it be paved over, does extra gravel need to be installed, location? These are jus a few questions that need to be answered. This is why each job is priced in an individual basis.

I have a side entrance garage, or a circular asphalt driveway… will my tires mark the new asphalt?

Yes, especially during hot temperatures over the curing period (2 years). Fortunately, tire marks are temporary.

Is it necessary to excavate my entire driveway in preparation for repaving, or can a new layer be added?

Most asphalt driveways can be resurfaced (new layer), but if the existing driveway is very unlevel, cracked, or is a concrete driveway… then complete excavation is required.

Is the quote you gave me last year still good for this year?

We do our best to hold a price once quoted. Unfortunately our costs may change and prices will need to be adjusted from year to year. We will look at the previous quote and advise of any changes.

Is there a problem with my asphalt because the ladder / motorcycle kickstand / chair legs left a hole?

No, asphalt is softer than concrete so anything sharp can leave a mark or dig in, especially on a hot day. If you put a piece of wood, metal or rubber under these it will help protect the asphalt from being damaged.

My driveway is too narrow where it meets the street... can it be expanded?

Although this is a common problem, since this portion of the driveway is actually the city/county’s property (aka: the apron)… a permit must be applied for.

Should I seal my driveway?

For Asphalt driveways it is best to seal it 2-3 years after it is originally paved and bi-yearly after.

What areas do you work in?

We work in Barrie, Orillia , Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Meaford, Innisfil, Cookstown, Keswick, Orangeville, Aurora, Bradford, GTA, Penetanguishene, and most points in between.

What is the longest lasting material for driveways?

Asphalt, as it is impervious to ice melt chemicals, and salt in winter months, whereas concrete is extremely vulnerable.

What is the price difference between asphalt, concrete, and brick?

In general, concrete is 2-3 times the price of asphalt. Brick is much higher still, and dependent upon choice of brick.

When can I get my driveway paved? How long is the waiting list?

Depending on the time of the year from when you asked

When do you stop paving for the year?

There is no set date when we stop paving each year. This depends on weather conditions and when the asphalt manufacturing plants close.

Why is my new asphalt driveway black, while my neighbours asphalt driveway is grey?

Asphalt gets its black colour from the adhesive, asphaltic tar used in the manufacturing process. As the tar degrades, the surface of the driveway will revert to the natural colour of the stone in the mix, which is usually grey.

Why is the asphalt staying soft and sticky leaving tire marks?

Yes, especially during hot temperatures over the curing period (2 years). Fortunately, tire marks are temporary.

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