You may walk on your new driveway immediately, but keep automobile traffic off it for at least 3 full days and longer in hotter weather.
- Your new blacktop will soften and harden as temperatures rise and fall. Watering down your driveway with a hose on hot days will cool and temporarily harden the blacktop.
- During the first 6-12 months while your driveway is curing, do not park in the same spot every time.
- Keep oil trucks, concrete trucks, and any other heavy trucks off your new driveway. When storing campers for long periods of time, place a piece of plywood under the tongue jack and also under the tires.
Because of the makeup of blacktop, your driveway may look smoother in some areas than in others. Blacktop has various sizes of stone, sand, liquid asphalt, and other ingredients that cause a varied surface texture. Also blacktop areas that have been raked and spread with hand tools may appear different in texture from those that are spread by machine.
The best time to seal, if you wish, is two years after it has been paved. Then every three to four years thereafter, only if the sealer has worn off.
Call Avenel Paving and we will take care of it for you with another professional job.
Some sealing products have softening agents in them that will soften the fines on the surface of the new asphalt and cause it to peel off, so let the pros do it for you!
Throughout NJ, Bergen county, Essex county and Hudson, we do it all for you.