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Professional residential and commercial asphalt contractor since 1959
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Connors Paving: Asphalt FAQ

Answers to common questions about driveways and parking lots.  Also explore our links page as there are a few excellent articles that may answer your questions.

What is the cost per square foot?

We do not price on a per square foot system.  Every job is different requiring different approaches, materials and techniques.  We will give you an estimate based on the specific needs of your project.  We do this to provide you with a high quality, sound product that will last.

How long should I stay off of my new asphalt?

Ideally you should not drive on your new asphalt until it is allowed to cool completely.  This can take up to 3 days depending on weather conditions.

How long should I wait to seal my new asphalt?

New asphalt should never be sealed until it has been installed for at least one year.  New asphalt even though cooled will remain pliable and not fully harden or cure for up to a year after installation.  Sealing before this time will prevent the asphalt from hardening fully. 

What type of care does my new asphalt require?

After the initial 2-3 day cooling process care should be taken for the first year as well. 

  • Avoid parking in the same spot.
  • When turning your vehicle on the asphalt make sure you are rolling when you turn the steering wheel.  This will prevent scuff marks from the tires.
  • Avoid pulling onto your new asphalt at high speed.
  • For the first six months to a year keep heavy trucks off if possible, such as garbage trucks fuel trucks etc.
  • If you keep a camper, boat, or any other trailer stored on your asphalt surface, place boards under the tires and jack to distribute the weight.
  • Avoid driving on or off the edges of the asphalt, this is the weakest part and cracking may occur.  If possible support the edges with topsoil.  We can provide this service or advise you on its installation.
  • Always take extra care before and after your driveway is sealed to not allow oil, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel etc. to be leaked or spilled onto the surface.