Driveways are an essential part of your home exterior. An attractive driveway adds value to the exteriors of your house. But driveways are prone to wear and tear due to traffic load and weather conditions. So, if you wish to install an Edmonton Acreage Driveway, you want to make sure that it lasts long. With asphalt paving you can ensure it lasts for as long as 15 years. Being a durable and low-maintenance material, asphalt is the best choice for your driveway. The skill and equipment involved in the process calls for a professional asphalt paving service. But understanding the process will expose you to the benefits of an asphalt driveway. The steps involved in building an Edmonton Acreage Driveway include:
Clearing the Unusable Foundation
Paving over an existing driveway, especially if it is damaged, is not a great idea. It can lead your new driveway to crack easily. Before preparing the base, we first evaluate the driveway area and remove the old surface. This includes digging out loose gravel and any other soft material like clay. Grading is the next step, which is necessary to let the water run to the sides in order to prevent a collapsed driveway. With the help of a drum roller, the soil is then compacted.
Layering Crushed Rock
A properly installed base provides a strong foundation for the overall structure. After clearing the base of damaging materials, we add a layer of crushed rock. We use a base of crushed rock that compacts well to allow proper drainage. The base is then settled with a roller and allowed a week’s time to settle.
Laying the Asphalt
Once the base is prepared, we determine the size and thickness of the asphalt. Generally, the best thickness level is 2 to 3 inches. This depends on the surface and the weather conditions of the area. With the help of state of the art equipment a fresh batch of hot asphalt mix is layered.
Compact the Asphalt
Compacting the asphalt layer is a vital step. The asphalt will easily weaken without proper finishing. We see to it that it is done in the right weather conditions allowing it to compact neatly. Usually, a sunny weather is the best time to carry out the process. With the use of a drum roller, we compact the layer, after which the edges are hand tempered at 45 degree angle to provide the necessary strength to the pavement.
You get a rich and attractive looking Edmonton Acreage Driveway after completion of the above steps. An asphalt driveway that is well cared for can last even more than 15 years. Hence, we recommend maintenance services like seal-coating and crack sealing to be done at regular intervals. Blacktop Paving Inc specializes in acreage asphalt paving services to provide you with quality and durable asphalt driveway.