Remove & Replace: Asphalt that is extensively deteriorated or damaged usually requires a complete removal and replacement. We will excavate entire asphalt driveway and haul away the material. The existing driveway is removed and a new driveway is placed per the required specifications in the bid proposal. Rebuilding from the ground up provides the most durable, long lasting result. 21A stone will be installed as needed, graded, and compactd. Next, we install 3 inches SM 9.5A VDOT approved asphalt, rolled and compacted to 2 ½ inches. Finally, we hand-tamp the edges for added support.
Asphalt Overlay: If you are a candidate for asphalt repair, but do not want to have a patchwork look to your driveway, we might recommend an asphalt overlay. We will remove loose or broken asphalt as needed and patch the excavated areas with SM 9.5A VDOT approved asphalt. Existing asphalt at transition areas (sidewalks, garages, etc.) will be cut back for a tie-in. Next, we will clean the surface of dirt and debris and apply a tack coat to the existing asphalt surface to aid in the bonding of new asphalt. Low or uneven areas will be leveled with SM 9.5A VDOT approved asphalt as needed. Our crew will overlay your driveway with 2 inches of SM 9.5A VDOT approved asphalt rolled and compacted to 1 ½ inches. Finally, we hand-tamp the edges for added support.
Asphalt Repair: Repair is performed to correct isolated problems on the driveway. Potholes, low spots, sinking at the garage, alligator or spider web cracking (numerous cracks that run together) are all candidates for repair. Damaged asphalt will be removed and 21A stone will be installed as needed and compacted. We will then apply a tack coat to the edges of the newly cut area. Finally, we install new SM 9.5A VDOT approved asphalt at the same grade as adjoining pavement and compact to a uniform finish. Repair is usually not a cost-effective option on smaller driveways. We almost always remove and replace the driveway.
Asphalt Addition: If your current driveway is too narrow or you need more parking space we can enlarge your existing driveway. For this service we will excavate grass and dirt and haul away the material. Next, we install 21A stone as needed, grade, and compact. We then install 3 inches SM 9.5A VDOT approved asphalt, rolled and compacted to 2 ½ inches. Finally, we hand-tamp the edges for added support.