R&D Paving will create a smooth parking area that enhances the value of your property. We are a licensed and insured paving company offering comprehensive services. In addition to pouring the new surface, we’ll also help you maintain it with seal coating and repairs.
We offer competitive rates on our driveway paving services, and we finish projects promptly. We have a solid work ethic, and people throughout north Jersey and the surrounding areas have relied on us for high-quality work. Rather than living with a damaged surface or gravel driveway, call today and see what R&D Paving can do for you.
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 many asphalt plants in New Jersey 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.
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. (See tire scuff marks below)
Tire scuffmarks are caused when you turn your car's steering wheel while the car is stationary. If it is a hot day and the asphalt has not completely cured, the surface will get a blemish like grinding your heel into a soft substance. Over time, most of this will become less noticeable.
Properly compacted asphalt has 10% air voids in it. If a seed of grass gets into the mix and germinates - viola! - We have grass. The best thing to do is spray the area with 'Round Up' to kill the grass.
Much like the repair of rot in a piece of wood on your house exterior, it is significantly cheaper to repair deteriorated areas before they start to spread than to wait and rehabilitate the entire drive. Typically a dollar spent on repairs in the first half of a driveway's life will cost $4 to $5 to repair at a later date.
Color aside, we believe that this is primarily a question of personal taste, but there are two primary differences.
* Asphalt is a flexible surface that has the ability to flex with use and slight movements of the base.
* Concrete relies on its own internal strength to absorb loads and bridge weaknesses in the sub-base.
Concrete costs significantly more than an asphalt surface of comparable strength.