INTEGRITY, QUALITY, AND SERVICE: THE MINIMUM STANDARD
Driveway paving in New Hampshire can be a difficult experience without the right resources or experience. New England’s diverse climate tests the toughest of outdoor structures, and your asphalt driveway is no exception. Heavy winter snow, rainy springs, and sweltering summer heat leave your driveway exposed to the worst of seasonal conditions. Before long, your driveway’s lifespan could be cut dramatically short without the right personnel.
Our member contractors give your New Hampshire home a driveway paving service built on capability, dedication, and lasting results. A quality asphalt driveway adds curb appeal to your home and provides an ideal space for kids to play. But for this to happen, your driveway paving contractor must understand what it takes for proper design, materials, and construction.
New driveway construction requires a smooth sub-grade that is free of clay, top soil, and other organic materials. This evened surface is then covered by 6-8 inches of crushed granular base aggregate. The compacted stone serves as your foundation and must be properly installed for a lasting and buckle-free base. As for the surface, a recommended amount includes a minimum of two inches of hot mix asphalt. To expand durability, add another inch-and-a-half to the surface course.
A quality driveway also needs trouble-free drainage. Is your driveway on a hill? If so, where does rainwater typically runoff? Figuring out areas of erosion and directing runoff is paramount in not only preserving your driveway, but surrounding areas as well.
Conventional hot mix asphalts are generally suitable for most residential driveways. However, being aware of their outdoor resistance is importance. For example, the elements found in a Texas driveway greatly differ from those found in a New Hampshire driveway. Our members work with only the best HMA producers to meet all geological requirements.
What does it take for a smooth construction process? Maintained equipment and trained contractors is the first step. Working with ground that has settled in, the granular base must be even and well-distributed. Next, laying down an up-to temperature asphalt mix (no more than two inches in a single lift) can begin. Once the hot mix asphalt has settled and retains its shape, rolling and compaction should start immediately after.
Our network’s asphalt driveway paving contractors give New Hampshire homeowners a trusted resource for reliable new-construction, resealing, and resurfacing. Call (603) 848-4269 to learn how we can help.