Newland Paving Company
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions & Answers to help both Commercial & Residential Project Owners
Q: Why should I choose asphalt pavement for my paving needs?
The condition of your parking lot or driveway sends a message to customers. A well-paved, crack-and pothole-free driving surface says you’re concerned about appearances. It also says you’re thinking about customer safety, and that you want to protect them and their vehicle from damage when they visit your business.
Q: How long will a new asphalt driveway or parking lot last?
With properly installed asphalt surface, customers can expect the asphalt surface to last 20 or more years. With proper maintenance, many projects can last 30 to 40 years.
Q: Can you repair my existing driveway?
Asphalt is the easiest paving surface to repair. There are many repair options a Newland Paving team member can discuss with you. For most repair services, it is best to consult a professional.
Q: What is an overlay and is it appropriate for my needs?
On some occasions, it is possible to apply a new layer of asphalt over an old layer. A qualified asphalt paving professional will need to inspect the site to make that determination. Unfortunately, overlays are often done on pavement surfaces that should be repaired or replaced entirely. At Newland Paving, we will only overlay when we are sure that option the best choice for the integrity and durability of the surface.
Q: What is the typical procedure for installing a driveway or parking lot?
One crew prepares the base to make sure the sub-grade drains properly, built to the required specifications to support the anticipated load bearing needs. A paving crew arrives with the paving equipment and product. Asphalt is placed in one, two, or 3 layers, depending on the required specifications.
Q: How do you decide what type of asphalt should be used in my project?
Product type for each unique paving project is determined by one of our asphalt paving professionals. Inspection of the site will indicate the best match for the anticipated usage. On most Municipal and new Commercial sites, the specification for the product is provided by the architect or engineering firm.
Q: What is the procedure for maintaining my asphalt?
It is best to have asphalt maintenance done professionally. Many do-it-yourself products are available but are not up to the standards used by our team of asphalt paving professionals. There is also a skill level required to apply certain products. Applied incorrectly, any repair solution or sealing ‘cure’ can actually cause damage.
Q: How do I maintain my asphalt to keep it looking good for years to come?
There are many things you can do to keep your asphalt paving looking great. Killing weeds along the edges, treating any oil or gas spills, filling any open cracks, and keeping the pavement sealed will greatly extend the life of any asphalt surface.
Q: What do I need to do when you come to do the paving?
We will need full access to the site with vehicles and equipment removed from paving area.
Q: Do I need to do anything after the paving is done?
It is best to wait at least 24 hours before driving on the new surface. We advise that you wait longer during hot weather. Following installation, be sure to follow a regular preventative maintenance plan, including sealcoating and crack filling, to keep your asphalt looking its best.
Q: How long should I stay off the new asphalt?
Normally, 24-hours is all that’s required. In very warm weather, recommend staying off the fresh asphalt for 1 – 2 days, as the surface cools.
Q: Can you perform asphalt repairs in the winter?
Some asphalt repair work can be completed in the winter months. Usually a temporary repair is done with a proper repair done in prime weather conditions.
Q: What will the asphalt look like when you are finished?
When your asphalt pavement is brand new the surface is very black. Sometimes, you may be able to notice roller marks and some areas where hand work was done may be more visible. After a short time of usage, however, the surface will blend and have a smooth appearance.
- Asphalt Repairs
- Concrete Repairs
- Construction Design
- Seal Coat
- Driveway Construction
- Driveway Design