The look of your driveway is one of the first things people notice when they come to your property. Whether you are selling or staying, do not forget your driveway – no hardscape is finished without a driveway in good condition. Economical, durable and long lasting, driveways are also quite reasonable when it comes to maintenance.
We are determined to furnish you with a tough and durable pavement that is effective and reliable for a long time. Our driveways are crafted with both the beauty and the best materials in mind. Our strength is in the details from perimeters and corners to the precise packing next to structures and other pavements. The tamping of the edges is a major requirement for the strength of the driveway. This provides suitable support against dissolving edges and giving your driveway a pleasant finished bearing of consistent lines and winding curves.
Constructed to be tough and enduring, asphalt driveways are crafted to brave the cold and warm temperatures of winter and spring. Asphalt paving projects are simpler and can be done in a shorter amount of time due to the lesser number of steps needed for installation and repairs when compared to concrete.
Unlike concrete, asphalt installation and repairs can be done in less time as fewer steps are required to finish the paving project.
ASPHALT SERVICES IN HIGHLAND PARK
Asphalt Remove and Replace
Fully removing the driveway uncovers any underlying difficulties in the base, thereby, making sure the right steps are taken to construct a driveway that is lasting.
When should I replace my Driveway?
If you find any of these issues, a full replacement of your driveway is now essential:
- Extensive Cracking
- Settling of the driveway
- Water drainage & pitching issues
- Excessive asphalt raveling into pieces
- Visible Potholes
Asphalt Driveway Dig-out / Driveway Extension
Not enough parking spaces for your guests, camper van, basketball, boat, or the newest driver in the family? Is your driveway unusually large or oddly shaped?Installing an extension to your driveway could be the reply to parking issues or scratches for driveways that are too slight. We can alter the look of your driveway, modify the design, or move it to a different space on your property! It is one of our widely popular asphalt paving services in Highland Park, Illinois.
When should I do an Asphalt Dig-out?
Whether you want to initiate a new driveway or add square footage to an existing one.
Asphalt Driveway Overstone
When you are dealing with an irregular area, dirt, mud and a complete mess on your gravel drive, you may need to find out how to make your gravel drive firm.
Asphalt Overstone is the ideal choice since excavation is often not needed, thus cutting cost.
First, Verifying the levels is necessary to obtain the correct grade and keep the water from accumulating on the ground.
Next, a sub-base will be put in place to make a flat base that is secure enough to hold up the blacktop being placed over it.
Last we install 3″ asphalt and compact it.
When should I do it?
Overstone installed when the client already has a gravel base installed.
Nevertheless, our personnel must assess the heights and enhance up to two inches of gravel.
It is conceivable that a minor amount of digging may be needed for cleaning.
|Stages||Asphalt Remove & Replace||Asphalt Dig-out / Extension||Asphalt Overstone|
|Excavation||Remove existing asphalt||Dig-out the existing dirt 9”||Minimum|
|CA-6 stone base||Add up to 2”||Complete 6” base||Add up to 2”|
|Shoot grades with laser level and fine grade for water drainage.|
|Pave with 3” of asphalt surface and compact|
|Pavement will be compacted with a 5-ton vibratory roller and finish roller.|
If the duration of your driveway isn’t a deciding factor, resurfacing is the most cost-effective way to make it look new. With a dependable existing driveway surface, a resurfacing job should last 7-10 years, though spot patching may be needed in some regions.
Driveways can be resurfaced or “overlayed” with asphalt. The prime candidate for a resurface is:
- A slightly cracked area.
- The driveway is settled no more than 2″ low below the garage floor or has at least this amount of space from current pavement to garage floor, city sidewalk, and entrance, and is in good to average [shape|condition}.
- The driveway is long and can have segments corrected independently; it is unlikely that smaller driveways will see any cost advantages due to the minimum payment that has to be made.
Other Asphalt Paving Services in Highland Park
Heavy Duty Pavement and a thicker stone for heavier loads. (i.e.: boat parking, camper parking, or larger vehicle). For this we suggest 3″ or 4″ of blacktop in two lifts with a gravel base of 8″ or even 12″.
We provide complete or partial basketball, tennis, and pickleball court installations and offer custom striping schemes completed in-house.
Sections that have to be altered or revoked will have their pavement and gravel taken away, and the empty space filled with dirt, topsoil, and seeds.
Asphalt installation and repairs can be easier and faster than the set up of concrete or brick, since fewer steps are necessary to complete the project.
ASPHALT PAVING PROCESS
DEMO & BASE PREPARATION
On their arrival, the team will strip the prevailing surface of the driveway, set up the new stone base, grade, and leave it compressed and prepared for inspection with the local town or municipality as necessary.
In the vast majority of cases, the driveway will be available for parking after the base is completed.
When the base is ready, we will arrange any requisite base inspections.
Upon successful inspection, the date for the pavement installation will be determined, which is usually 1-3 days after the base is ready, weather permitting.
In most villages, it is not necessary for anyone to be present during the inspection, though it is compulsory for a permit to be visibly displayed on a front window or door, and approved plans to be made available in case of need.
We will make known if a base inspection is not necessary in some Villages, and paving can be done as soon as it is available.
The asphalt installation crew will finish the driveway by pouring the asphalt and keeping it off from traffic.
When constructing, contact your local police department to gain permission to park on the street.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
AFTER PAVING COMPLETION
Follow a straight path when entering and exiting the driveway.
Abstain from rotating the steering wheel while the automobile is not in motion or in a solitary area.
Do not place any objects with sharp edges on the driveway for the next two days, for instance, pointed-heels, bicycle kick-stands, roller blades, lawn mowers, or trailers.
Refrain from leaving cars stationary on your driveway for prolonged amounts of time.
Keep from crossing over the edges of the driveway when driving.
During dry spells, permit water to run over your driveway to stave off splitting from excessive lack of moisture.
To ensure your driveway has had sufficient curing time, seal-coat it between 60 days and a year after its completion.
Seal-coat your driveway yearly.
COAL-TAR OR ASPHALT EMULSION APPLIED OVER ASPHALT SURFACES TO PROTECT FROM DAILY FROM DAILY DESTRUCTIVE FORCES.
Shields against natural elements like sun, snow, ice and salt.
Preserves from the deteriorating effects of petroleum, gas, and dangerous chemicals.
Maximizing water runoff by filling in the asphalt pores and fabricating a smooth surface.
Makes sweeping, cleaning and looking after asphalt more straightforward.
Enhances the appearance of any property by giving asphalt a fresh, black look.
Increasing the lifespan of asphalt already in use and cutting down on repair costs to save money.