The Paving Proceses & Caring For Your Driveway

The Paving Process

Saul's Paving’s process starts with a phone call, or email, requesting a free estimate. After contacting Saul‘s Paving one of our trained estimators will come out to your property to give you a bid on your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Once we get the "okay" from the customer the real fun begins. The majority of the work we do each year comes in the form of driveway removal and replacements. Our process for removing and replacing blacktop driveways is rather simple and starts with the dig out.
In order to make room for your new blacktop driveway, your old driveway must be removed. With the aid of a skid steer, one of our skilled operators will dig out and haul away your existing driveway. Depending the next step might involve making a sub-cut and removing the old base material.

Over time the base material under your driveway starts to break down. Freezing and thawing cycles in the North Eastern can also have an adverse impact on the base material causing bad soil to "pump" up into the base material. This is a very common thing that can happen, especially in areas with heavy clay, which is why Saul’s Paving may recommend putting a fabric material down before installing new base on all dig out and replacements. An asphalt driveway is only as strong as the material it is sitting on, so base material is not a place to cut corners.

After the sub-cut has been made Crushed Stone is installed and compacted. Drainage is also set at this time, making sure that water goes where it should. The professionals at Saul’s Paving are drainage experts. There is no drainage issue we can't handle. For each asphalt project we do we determine a plan for drainage before the job starts, because a new driveway isn't worth the price if it's going to hold water.
Saul’s Paving crew will install your new asphalt surface with state of the art equipment and a level of expertise you cannot find with any other company. After the asphalt has been laid and compacted it needs time to cure.

Saul’s Paving recommends waiting at least 3 to 4 days before driving on your new blacktop driveway.

Driveway Care

New driveway construction takes time to cure after installation. Allow 3 to 4 days before driving on your new asphalt driveway.
Allowing No Sharp Objects to be placed on the New Asphalt Driveway.
Sharp objects may puncture the asphalt.
Turning Vehicle Wheels Too Sharp!
This may cause surface scarring.
Gasoline Spills
This may cause the driveway to soften and deteriorate.
Keep Heavy Equipment Off New Asphalt Driveway
This may damage asphalt driveway.
Edges of driveway should be backfilled and sodded after installation of driveway to prevent undermining.

We do not warranty expansion joints, light cracking or settlement due to frost, ground conditions, areas backfilled or other unknown reasons. Expansion joints can be repaired by filling with commercial crack filler. Sunken areas can be patched.