Asphalt paving or Hot Mix Asphalt is often what one imagines of when installing driveways of new homes. It is by far one of the least expensive options for paving a surface area in new home construction sites. Expertly installed asphalt paved driveways have a life span of about thirty or more years.
These asphalt paved driveways are made up of rock particles, sand, and asphalt cement, which make it durable and versatile at the same time. New asphalt is the most flexible because it still retains many of the lighter hydrocarbon oils that compose its DNA structure. Crumbled gravel improves the foundation on which the asphalt is laid, to promote durability of the asphalt structure. It is recommended to lay five to eight inches of gravel beneath the asphalt to ensure a superior life expectancy for your asphalt driveway. Also by having Dominic’s Paving Chevy Chase MD install your blacktop finish, you are helping your asphalt driveway not to crack. This gives increased flexibility and makes it possible for your asphalt driveway to look as beautiful for as long as possible. The subsequent step is to seal your driveway after about six to nine months of being installed.
A New Driveway
The new asphalt driveway must be allowed to set over that frame of time. If sealed too quickly, the hydrocarbon oils that give the asphalt paving its overall flexibility will cause it to be too resilient, thus, allowing greater marks to exist over time. When it’s time to seal your paved driveway, keep in mind to put at least two coats of high-quality seal coat over the whole driveway. This is critical if you want to retain the appearance and durability of your newly installed driveway. Repeat this every three to five years for the maximum life expectancy of your paved driveway. By following this advice, your asphalt paved driveway will be around for many years to come. Maintaining your driveway will provide years of longevity. Proper maintenance of it will add to the appearance of your home. Hot Mix Asphalt and Asphalt paving is and will remain the best option for those desiring to pave surfaces in a flexible manner. Contact a Dominic’s Paving Chevy Chase MD to keep the exterior of your home looking its best.