Not many homeowners have gravel drives, but those who do often undertake residential driveway paving. The reasons are many and pertinent to home value.
As Ken White Construction walks us through paving a driveway, we’ll examine why.
- 1. While the crew in the video grade and level the surface in preparation for the base coat, the homeowner is thinking that now his driveway will look like everyone else’s. No gravel washed into the road after rain.
- 2. As the crew is rolling across the base coat looking for weak spots to repair, the homeowner knows that asphalt goes with the flow, unlike concrete. Fewer cracks and holes.
- 3. Next, the crew applies the binder so the asphalt will seamlessly work. The homeowner understands that he’ll seal the asphalt every couple to five years in order to protect and preserve its life.
- 4. As the asphalt is being applied and the crew is spreading it, the homeowner accepts that asphalt doesn’t fail like concrete does under the freeze/thaw cycles of winter nor does the bad parts of using ice melt affect it.
- 5. The driveway is rolled for the last time to compact the asphalt and smooth it.
Residential driveway paving adds curb appeal and property value. They need regular maintenance but will last 20 years.