Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions we receive. If you do not see your question listed here, please fell free to call or email us.

What is the best time of year to seal coat my driveway?

Our season for seal coating typically begins in late March and continues through early November.  Generally, the temperature should be above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and rising.  In addition, there cannot be a chance of heavy rain after seal coating asphalt.

What type of asphalt sealant do you use?

We use one of the industry preferred solutions by SealMaster called Polymer Modified MasterSeal (PMM) – details here http://www.sealmaster.net/PMM.shtml

How long must I stay off of a newly seal coated asphalt driveway?

We recommend that you allow the seal coat to dry for at least 24 hours, prior to walking or driving onto it.  Weather conditions greatly affect the curing (drying) time.

How long does asphalt pavement last?

A residential asphalt driveway can generally last 15-20 years, if properly maintained.

How do I know whether I require the complete removal and replacement of my driveway vs. resurfacing it?

If 60% or more of the driveway is cracked, or when there are drainage problems, then it is more cost effective to remove it entirely and replace it, as opposed to resurfacing it or patching areas.

What does asphalt resurfacing/overlay mean?

Resurfacing/Overlay is when a 2 1/2 inch thick (2 1/2 inches compacted to 2 inches) layer of asphalt is placed on top of the existing asphalt.  This does not fix cracks or drainage problems on the existing surface.  While this is a less expensive option, your driveway remains prone to reflective cracking (breaks or cracks in the underlying surface) and drainage issues.

What is the standard thickness for an asphalt driveway, when removed & replaced?

The standard thickness for a residential, asphalt driveway is 2 1/2 inches compacted to 2 inches.

How long must I stay off of a newly paved or resurfaced asphalt driveway?

We recommend that you remain off of your newly paved, or resurfaced asphalt driveway for at least 48 hours.

What maintenance does asphalt pavement require?

We recommend that a seal coating (a water based surface treatment) be applied 6-9 months following driveway installation, then every 2-3 years thereafter.  Crack filling should be done as needed.

Do you recycle your used asphalt?

Absolutely!  Asphalt is 100% recyclable.  We dispose of these materials at nearby recycling centers.

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Annandale, Alexandria, Arlington, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Haymarket, Herndon, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Nokesville, Oak Hill, Prince William, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Warrenton.