TOP PRIORITY!!!!! The new driveway is soft when you first put it down so it needs time to set. If your driveway is paved during the cooler months (Spring or Fall), you should remain off of your driveway for approximately 5 days. However , during the hot months of our NJ Summers, it is recommended that you stay off of your new driveway for a period of AT LEAST ONE WEEK. (The longer the better ) The greater the heat and humidity, the longer it will take to set. In HOT Summer months, to help the driveway set, you also have the option of using a hose or sprinkler system to run water over your driveway. This will all help to keep the driveway cool. Your driveway will soften and harden as temperatures rise and fall. Please be aware of this in hot temperatures.