CARE OF YOUR NEW ASPHALT DRIVEWAY
The following are some things that you should be aware of in accordance with your new Asphalt driveway :
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.
Note: Bike stands, high heel shoes,jack stands and any other objects with a long thin point will sink into the driveway during this setting time without any trouble. It is recommended that you keep things like this off the driveway for a longer period of time. (It is recommended that if you are planning in using a jack stand on your driveway to use a piece of wood or other comparable material under the jack stand)
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.
After a period of approximately 1-2 years it is recommended that you sealcoat your driveway. Having your driveway sealcoated will help prolong the life of your driveway by protecting it from harsh weather conditions. You will notice a faded look to your driveway when it is time for a sealcoat. If you seal too much or too early before all the oils set into your driveway, it will cause the sealcoat to peel up.
We hope this may have answered any questions you may have had about your new or future driveway and always feel free to contact us with any further questions or concerns!!!