Whether paving or repaving your asphalt driveway, it’s important to realize that jobs like these are best left to professional pavers. They have the training, insurance, equipment, certification, and skills needed to get the job done right the first time – and without creating more costly problems in the process. However, many Ontario homeowners tend to take things into their own hands, feeling confident that their resourcefulness will help them do it successfully.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in expensive problems that need the help of professional pavers anyway – and we at C Aurora Paving have seen and solved it all! We also know that you’re probably going to try it anyway. That’s why we’ve listed the three most common asphalt driveway paving mistakes you need to avoid.
#1 Poor Use Of Paving Space
When it comes to paving your asphalt driveway, you need to maximize the space you have to ensure that you’ve paved the right sections without having ample sections of driveway paving you’ll never use. Otherwise, you’ll need to remove a section or pave additional sections in the future.
For example, make sure to plan out your driveway space according to the number of vehicles you have – and how much space you want for guests’ vehicles too. This way, you can be sure that you won’t pave over an unnecessary section that could otherwise be used for plant beds. This is also important in ensuring that you actually create a driveway big enough for the vehicles that need to be parked or turned around there.
#2 Forgetting Fashion Is Just As Important As Function
Your asphalt driveway is a large, visible space that will be the first thing your guests and potential buyers see when they arrive at your home. Sure, the function is essential, as it needs to bear the weight of multiple vehicles over the years. However, it also needs to be functional – otherwise, you’ll have a large, ugly section of paving bringing down the value of your overall property. Consider the outlines and colours of your asphalt driveway, as well as incorporating stones or designs into the paving process.
#3 Deplorable Drainage
Driveways need proper drainage to prevent pooling water and flooding. Otherwise, the surface will allow water to stand, which will accelerate the deterioration process and significantly decrease the longevity of your asphalt paving. Furthermore, this flooding can spill over into your landscape, resulting in soil erosion and rotted root systems. To avoid this, you need to make sure that the surface you’re paving over is adequately graded to ensure the right incline for water to flow away from your property.
In reality, the best way to avoid such problems when paving your asphalt driveway is doing so with professional pavers – like C Aurora Paving! After being asphalt paving specialists in Ontario for over 40 years, we have the expertise you need to succeed. We will guide you through the process and use strategic zoning to ensure that your driveway space is maximised to realize it’s full potential.
Contact us now to get a free estimate on your asphalt driveway paving job!