FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is your square foot price?
The square foot price varies greatly depending on the size, location, and scope of the work. Call (218) 626-1822 for a free estimate, or use the Submit a Bid feature and we will call you as soon as possible.

How long do I have to stay off of the asphalt after you are done?
On new asphalt, we recommend staying off for 2-3 days, depending on weather. This will give the surface time to cool and harden. On a newly seal coated surface, we recommend a 24-hour cure time before opening up for traffic.

How thick of a pavement should I have?
This depends on the frequency of use, and the expected loads to be placed on surface. For residential driveways, in most instances 2 1/2 inches of compacted Bituminous is sufficient.

How long does asphalt last?
With proper design, installation, and proper maintenance, you can expect 15 to 20 years out of your asphalt. Proper maintenance would entail regular crack fill and seal coating, and at least one corrective overlay in a 20 year time span.

Do I need vegetation control?
We recommend this application, as it will help prevent damage to pavement due to organic growth.

Can you pave over concrete?
You can put asphaltic pavement over concrete, with the understanding that reflective cracking may occur. Meaning that as the concrete underneath cracks, it is possible the asphalt will as well.

Why is tack coat needed?
To ensure a bond between succeeding layers of asphalt pavement.

When should I seal coat my new surface?
We recommend sealing after 90 days of complete installation of the new surface.

What type of maintenance should I do and how often?
Annual preventative maintenance is crack filling as new cracks appear. You should expect to seal coat every 2 to 3 years depending on the traffic and the condition of the surface.

Other information and articles: Frost Action and Frost Heaving

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