Need To Know About The Process Of Installing An Asphalt Driveway

Need To Know About The Process Of Installing An Asphalt Driveway

by | Feb 28, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The decision to have your driveway paved is often influenced by factors such as the driveway’s condition, aesthetic, renovative or maintenance concerns, and cost. Often though one can neglect to anticipate and prepare for the actual process of installing asphalt driveway and all that the process entails. The C. Aurora Paving team are experts in the field and we want to reassure you not only of the quality of our workmanship but of the level of priority and attention we offer to our clients. This means doing our utmost to mentally prepare them for the process to follow in any paving project.

Preparing The Work Site

Before any actual asphalt can be put down, at least in the case of a full driveway installation, there will be a demolition and removal phase. Regardless of what the current driveway is constructed out of (asphalt, concrete, or pavers), it will need to be removed to prepare the driveway for your fresh new paving. This is often completed with the use of heavy machinery and various trucks such as forklifts, dump trucks, or front-end loaders. The old paving will be removed and then the grading and sloping will begin. This phase also allows the area to be prepared for proper water drainage and levelling. Now for the all-important sub-base, which is actually the most structurally required phase of work since it forms the basis for your driveway and supports the asphalt surface. It acts as a vital barrier between the ground and the surface performing several functions such as buffering against the swelling and contraction during cold spells, or freezing and thawing due to frost. The sub-base will also be compacted and tested during the process.

Laying The Paving

Now begins the process of laying down your asphalt. In a cyclic approach of tamping down or compacting and then laying on the next layer, so too the proof roll, undercutting (the process of removing soft or weak spots), and sub base repair continues. This is followed by the binder and surface course, and the installation of the asphalt. Any necessary amendments such as joins or transitions (to existing paved areas for example) and the final smoothing and compacting will take place next. This process may seem arduous but it ensures that you will be able to enjoy your new driveway for many years to come!

At C. Aurora Paving we believe in a client-centric approach. Please feel free to contact our friendly team to discuss any queries you may have or to get an estimate for installing an asphalt driveway in your home. You can reach us by calling 905-435-0401, by e-mailing, or by filling in our online request form here. We look forward to hearing from you!