Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the difference between resurfacing and sealcoating my drive? +

    The main difference is that resurfacing/ rehabilitation is a structural repair that will extend the useful life of your asphalt surface. It entails the patching (if necessary) and resurfacing of the entire surface with a new overlay of 1 ½" to 3" of hot bituminous asphalt. Sealcoating is not a structural repair and may be likened to painting your house. The sealcoat protects and extends the life of your asphalt, but does nothing to correct structural flaws. Sealcoating, accordingly, is substantially less expensive than resurfacing your drive.
  • When can I drive on my new drive? +

    Your new asphalt surface can take more than 30 days to cure depending on temperature variations from night to day. In general, however, you should be able to drive on the surface after two to three days if you are careful.
  • Why does asphalt appear to have different textures in different areas? +

    Asphalt is comprised of roughly 95% varying sized aggregates and 5% black asphalt cement. While the mixes we use are all state approved, the appearance and characteristics of the mixes from any of the 62 asphalt plants in Maryland will vary. It is natural to expect a variation in the surface texture of the asphalt between loads and in different areas of a paved surface.
  • When should I sealcoat my new drive? +

    This is generally a function of the amount of direct sunlight and traffic that an area gets. As a rule of thumb, a surface should not need sealcoating more than every three or four years. Once a driveway has been sealcoated too many times, it becomes very smooth and slick when it rains.
  • Can I put an asphalt surface over my old concrete drive? +

    Yes. This can be done if the concrete has not deteriorated too much, but there is a caveat. Concrete has expansion joints and when the concrete 'moves', it will reflect up through the asphalt and crack. We can put a Petrotac paving fabric over these joints to retard this cracking, but sooner or later it will show through.
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