Our Asphalt Installation Process
We want to make our asphalt installation process as clear as possible for both current customers and those interested in our services. We have decades of experience as a local commercial and residential asphalt paving company in the St. Paul and Hudson area, so we understand what it takes to create a driveway that you can be proud of. We are available to talk through your options and to discuss any warranties or costs associated with your driveway installation. From March to October (weather permitting), we can either install a brand new asphalt driveway or renovate an existing one. Contact us to find out more.
The process for installing hot mix asphalt (HMA) typically includes the following steps:
Obtaining a quote: The customer contacts the asphalt contractor to request a quote for the project. The contractor will assess the site and provide a cost estimate for the project.
Prepping the site: The contractor will prepare the site by clearing any debris and grading the area to ensure proper drainage.
Laying the base: A base layer of crushed stone is laid to provide a stable foundation for the HMA.
Asphalting: The HMA is delivered to the site and spread over the base layer using a paving machine. The asphalt is then compacted with a roller to ensure a smooth and level surface.
Finishing: The surface is finished by applying a fine layer of asphalt to fill any small imperfections and to ensure a smooth surface.
Job completion: The job is considered complete after the asphalt has cooled and any necessary cleanup is performed.
Note: The process may vary depending on the specific project and customer approval.
1 - Free Quote
Upon receipt of your request for a free quote, one of our expert asphalt professionals will contact you within 24 hours to arrange an appointment. During this meeting, we’ll address any questions or apprehensions and supply you with a thorough asphalt installation quote. As accomplished asphalt contractors, we are happy to provide design tips to make your driveway look and perform even better. Please note that for the quoting process, we ask that a homeowner be present, so that we can go over cost details and available options. Moreover, we like having the chance to get to know our customers!
2 - Project Prep Work
In order to guarantee your driveway will last for 30+ years, our crew must carry out certain tasks during the initial visit. These include getting rid of the old concrete or asphalt, creating additions, and incorporating new base materials where required. Furthermore, the soil must be graded and compacted. To ensure the crew can get these tasks done effectively, please ensure that the driveway or parking lot and its vicinity are vehicle-free for the duration of the visit. Once we are done, you are allowed to use your driveway – though your car should be driven with caution, since it will be in contact with the base layer.
3 - Asphalt Paving
In commercial paving projects, the thickness of the asphalt layer may vary depending on the type of vehicle traffic and the load it will be bearing. A minimum thickness of 2.5 inches is commonly used for both residential and commercial asphalt paving projects, but it can be thicker depending on the specific requirements of the project. The asphalt is installed using a commercial paving machine and then compacted with a commercial roller to achieve a finished thickness of 2 inches. This helps ensure a stable, durable, and smooth surface for vehicle traffic.
Why Work With Us
We aspire to be the most trusted asphalt installation contractor, both for commercial and residential properties, in our vicinity. We focus on all aspects of the service, from effective communication and instructing clients to providing detailed instructions on installation and upkeep. Every asphalt paving endeavor is fashioned to reflect and showcase the respectability of the business or person it is intended for.