Asphalt Driveways

People form an opinion of your property based on the first thing they see when they arrive, your driveway. Whether you are relocating or staying put, don’t forget your driveway – it is an essential part of a property’s hardscape. Driveways are cost-effective and long-lasting, and maintenance is not too pricey.

We are devoted to supplying you with a robust and durable pavement that will be dependable and reliable in the years to come. Our driveway will be completely visually attractive and its quality is expressed through its beauty. 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 a major requirement for the strength of the driveway. This provides correct reinforcement against crumbling edges and bestowing your driveway a pleasant finished look of exact lines and curvilinear curves.

Asphalt driveways are fashioned with resilience to endure winter’s cold temperatures and spring’s thawing. Asphalt paving projects demand fewer steps to complete the installation and repairs as opposed to concrete.

In comparison to concrete, asphalt paving projects can be done at a faster rate since fewer steps are needed to complete the installation and repairs.


Asphalt Remove and Replace

By completely removing the driveway, we can find the hidden issues that may be in the foundation, guaranteeing the appropriate steps are taken to create a lasting driveway.

What is the ideal time to put in a new Driveway?

If any of these problems are seen, a full replacement of your driveway is now necessary:

  • Extensive Cracking
  • Settling of the driveway
  • Water drainage & pitching problems
  • Excessive asphalt raveling into pieces
  • Obvious Potholes

Asphalt Driveway Dig-out / Driveway Extension

Lack parking spaces for your guests, trailer, basketball, boat, or the newest driver in the family? Is your driveway too spacious or is oddly shaped?Adding an extension onto your driveway could be the fix to parking difficulties or marks for driveways that are too thin. We are able to restyle your driveway, switch the structure, or reposition it on your land! It is one of our most sought after asphalt paving services in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

When should I do an Asphalt Dig-out?

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

Asphalt Driveway Overstone

If you are facing an unequal area, dirt, mud and a total mess with your gravel driveway, you may need to figure out how to make it solid.

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

In first step we must assess the levels to guarantee the right grade and avoid the accumulation of water on the surface.

Next, to produce a reliable platform, a sub-base will be laid down that is solid enough to maintain the asphalt placed upon it.

Last we install 3″ asphalt and compact it.

When should I do it?

Overstone can be used when the client already has a gravel base installed.

Still, our personnel must examine the heights and heighten up to two inches of gravel.

It is conceivable that a minor amount of digging may be needed 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

Resurfacing is an economical approach to giving your driveway a fresh facade without investing in extended life. 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 prime candidate for a resurface is:

  • A slightly cracked surface.
  • The driveway is settled at leastat minimum 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 fair [shape|condition}.
  • The driveway is long and can have sections corrected independently; there is usually no cost-saving for smaller driveways since the minimum fee is still applicable.

Other Asphalt Paving Services in Vernon Hills

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

We are capable of full or partial installations of basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts, and can do custom striping 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.

Installing and fixing asphalt can be less complicated and quicker than installing concrete or brick, since fewer steps are required to finish the job.




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.

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



When the base is ready, we will arrange any requisite base inspections.

After passing the inspection, the project pavement installation date will be set, which is usually 1-3 days after the base has been readied, depending on the weather.

Generally, nobody needs to be present during the inspection in most villages, though the permit should be prominently displayed on a door or window of the front and approved plans must be accessible if necessary.

If a base inspection is not a requirement for some Villages, we will notify, and the paving can proceed promptly.



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

When constructing, please contact your local police department for permission to park on the street.

Do you require Asphalt Paving Sevices in Vernon Hills?

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



Go straight in and out of the driveway.

Refrain from turning the steering wheel when the car is not in operation or in a lone area.

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.

Do not keep vehicles idle in your driveway for long periods.

Do not go beyond the boundaries 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.

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 every year.




Stops natural elements including sunlight, snow, ice and salt.


Guards against the deteriorating effects of petroleum, gas, and hazardous substances.


Enhancing water discharge by filling in the asphalt pores and making a flat surface.


Facilitates simpler scrubbing, tidying and upkeep of asphalt.


Enhances the visual of any property by providing a black finish to asphalt.


Increasing the lifespan of asphalt already in use and cutting down on repair costs to save money.