Cardwell Construction Co. Paving Specialists Rochester NY

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Commercial And Residential Asphalt Paving, Resurfacing and Sealcoating Rochester New York Since 1960.


Pavement FAQ

If the pavement is in excess of 15-20 years, generally speaking, you will need to rip out and replace the driveway because the asphalt has oxidized (dried out). In some cases where the pavement has been shaded or does not receive direct sunlight it can be resurfaced. Each piece of pavement should be evaluated by a professional.
An average driveway would be done in one day.
The size of the aggregate of stone. The larger the stone, the stronger the pavement.
A two course installation (2” of binder and 1” of top asphalt) generally lasts between 25 & 30 years. A one course driveway (2 ½” of top asphalt) will last approximately 18-20 years.
Depending on the town you reside in will determine if you need a permit. You can check with our office or call your local Town Hall.
When asphalt dries out it begins to crack. Unsealed pavement is susceptible to gas & oil spills which liquefy the asphalt oils in the pavement. Sealer slows down the oxidation and also keeps the pavement looking nice.
After a certain period of time, asphalt begins to crack. Crack filling will further prevent any water intrusion and minimize further damage to the pavement. Once crack filling is completed, it is suggested that you then sealcoat the pavement.
Unless pavement is curbed (retained) there is nothing to stop the edges from breaking off because asphalt is a pliable product and the moisture/rain eventually washes away the stone dust along the edge of the pavement.