Welcome to GCS Asphalt Paving Frequently Asked Questions page about asphalt paving for parking lots and driveway installations and resurfacing in Mass & NH. We’ve compiled a list of common questions we receive from our clients to help you better understand the process of asphalt paving.
What is asphalt paving, and how is it done?
Asphalt paving is the process of applying a layer of asphalt to a surface to create a smooth, durable, and long-lasting pavement. The process involves preparing the surface, applying a base layer, compacting it, and then applying a final layer of asphalt.
What is the lifespan of an asphalt pavement?
The lifespan of an asphalt pavement can vary depending on several factors such as the quality of materials used, maintenance, weather conditions, and traffic. Generally, a well-maintained asphalt pavement can last between 15 to 25 years.
What are the benefits of asphalt paving?
Asphalt paving has several benefits such as durability, smoothness, and cost-effectiveness. It is also environmentally friendly as it can be recycled and reused.
What is the best time of year to pave an asphalt driveway or parking lot?
The best time to pave an asphalt driveway or parking lot is during the warmer months when the temperature is consistently above 50°F. This allows the asphalt to cure properly and achieve optimal strength.
How long does it take to pave an asphalt driveway or parking lot?
The time it takes to pave an asphalt driveway or parking lot depends on the size of the area and the complexity of the project. Generally, it can take between 1 to 3 days to complete the project.
Can I park on my newly paved asphalt surface right away?
No, it is recommended to wait for at least 24 to 48 hours before parking on a newly paved asphalt surface. This allows the asphalt to cool and harden properly.
How do I maintain my asphalt pavement?
To maintain your asphalt pavement, you should keep it clean and free from debris, repair any cracks or potholes as soon as possible, and sealcoat it every 2 to 3 years.
We hope this FAQ page has been helpful in answering some of your questions about GCS Asphalt Paving services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Please contact us for a free quote.
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