Asphalt Driveways

People are greeted with the sight of your driveway when they come to your property, leaving an impression. Whether you are leaving or staying, pay attention to your driveway – no hardscape can be complete without an adequately maintained driveway. Driveways are cost-effective and long-lasting, and maintenance is not too pricey.

We are determined to offer you a strong and durable pavement that is efficient and reliable for years ahead. We ensure a driveway that is completely beautiful and its quality is shown in its visual appeal. We specialize in the details from fringes and angles to the proper filling in proximity to structures and other pavements. The tamping of the edges is an essential factor to the solidness of the driveway. This delivers appropriate backing against crumbling edges and endowing your driveway a comely finished bearing of unbroken lines and lithe curves.

Crafted with strength and tenacity, asphalt driveways are constructed to bear the alternating temperatures of winter and spring. Asphalt paving projects demand fewer steps to complete the installation and repairs as opposed 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 Remove and Replace

Removing the driveway completely will uncover any underlying problems in the base, confirming the appropriate steps are taken to construct a driveway that will last.

When is it necessary to replace my Driveway?

If any of these issues come to light, a complete replacement of your driveway is required:

  • Extensive Cracking
  • Settling of the driveway
  • Water drainage & pitching problems
  • Excessive asphalt raveling into pieces
  • Evident 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?Incorporating an extension to your driveway may be the answer to parking issues or dents for driveways that are too slight. We can give your driveway a makeover, reconfigure the design, or move it to a different area of your land! It is one of our widely sought after asphalt paving services in Lake Forest, Illinois.

When should I do an Asphalt Dig-out?

Whether you need to put in a new driveway or add square footage to an already present one.

Asphalt Driveway Overstone

If you are struggling with an uneven area, mud and dirt, and a general mess on your gravel drive, it may be necessary to discover how to make the gravel drive steady.

Picking Asphalt Overstone is a wise move as it usually does not necessitate excavation, thus reducing cost.

First, The correct grade must be attained to prevent the water from settling on the surface and the only way to do this is to evaluate the levels.

Next, a sub-base will be put in place to make a solid level that is strong enough to sustain the blacktop being put down on top of it.

Last we install 3″ asphalt and compact it.

When should I do it?

Overstone is placed when the client already has a gravel base installed.

Nevertheless, our staff must evaluate the measures and enhance to a total of two inches of gravel.

It is possible that a little bit of excavation is necessary for cleaning.

Services comparison
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.

Driveway Overlay/Resurface

If the duration of your driveway isn’t a deciding factor, resurfacing is the most cost-effective way to make it look new. Resurfacing a driveway is usually good for 7-10 years when done on a firm existing driveway surface, though spot repair may be needed in certain regions.

Driveways can be resurfaced or “overlayed” with asphalt. The best candidate for a overlay is:

  • A minimally cracked area.
  • The driveway is settled at leastat minimum 2″ low below the garage floor or has at least this amount of space from existing pavement to garage floor, city sidewalk, and entrance, and is in adequate to average [shape|condition}.
  • The driveway is long and can have sections fixed independently; cost savings are not typically seen in smaller driveways as they may still have to meet the minimum fee.

Other Asphalt Paving Services in Lake Forest

Sturdier Pavement and a thicker stone for greater loads. (i.e.: boat parking, camper parking, or heavier vehicle). For this we recommend 3″ or 4″ of blacktop in two lifts with a gravel base of 8″ or even 12″.

We specialize in full or partial basketball, tennis, and pickleball court installations and can create custom striping designs in-house.

Sections that must be modified or scrapped will have their pavement and gravel carted off, and the remaining space filled with dirt, topsoil, and seeds.

Installing and fixing asphalt can be simpler and faster than putting in concrete or brick, as there are fewer steps to finish the job.




Upon arrival, the team will take off the existing covering of the driveway, establish the fresh stone base, level out, leave it packed down and ready for review with the local village or city as directed.

Generally, the driveway will be available to park on following the base being readied.



Upon completion of base preparation, we shall organize any necessary base inspections.

Upon successful inspection, we will arrange for the pavement installation to take place within 1-3 days after the base is ready, depending on the climate.

Most villages do not require anyone to be present during inspection, but do require the permit to be shown on a front window or door as well as have approved plans available if needed.

For some Villages, a base inspection is not necessary, and we will inform, paving can be done quickly if possible.



The asphalt crew will finish the driveway by pouring the asphalt and cutting it off to vehicles.

For the construction project, please speak to the local police department for permission to park on the street.

Are you interested in Asphalt Paving Sevices in Lake Forest?

Total Paving provides the highest quality asphalt paving services in Lake Forest, Illinois. Our experienced professionals will help you find the perfect solution to suit your needs.



Pull in and out of the driveway in a straight line.

Refrain from turning the steering wheel when the car is not in movement or in an isolated spot.

Do not place items with sharp edges on the driveway, such as high-heels, bike stands, roller blades, lawn mowers, and trailers, for the following two days.

Avoid having cars settled in your driveway for extended periods of time.

Keep from crossing over the edges of the driveway when driving.

If there is a drought, permit water to trickle over your driveway to keep it from cracking due to extreme dryness.

Seal-coat your driveway no less than 60 days but no more than a year after it has been completed for an optimal curing process

Seal-coat your driveway every year.




Resists natural elements including sun, snow, ice and salt.


Safeguards from the crumbling effects of oil, gas, and dangerous chemicals.


Maximizing water runoff by filling in the asphalt pores and fabricating a smooth surface.


Streamlines sweeping, cleaning and preserving asphalt.


Upgrades the look of any property with a black finish given to asphalt.


Enhancing the longevity of asphalt already in place and saving money on repair expenses.