Professional Asphalt Paving Services in Ottawa
Asphalt is a combination of bitumen, crushed stone, sand, and gravel. It is used to make an asphalt concrete that is rolled out to form roads, parking lots, lanes, and driveways. A typical residential driveway has, on top of a prepared and compacted base, 2 to 2.5” of asphalt; this thickness is optimized for automobiles based on use and cost. Large vehicles should not use the typical driveway as damage will result. A residential driveway is not designed to withstand a heavy load.
If you want a new driveway that will last for years to come, rely on Bytown Paving for asphalt paving in Ottawa.
Asphalt Paving Services for Ottawa Driveways
Our crews understand the full process of providing you with a long-lasting driveway. Our first step is to prepare a proper and compacted base; this is critical to supporting the asphalt. The asphalt is laid and compressed with a power roller. It is then cooled with water to help hardening.
Curing a new driveway takes time; it should not be used for at least 2 to 3 days after it has been laid. The hot asphalt needs to cool and set. If the weather is very warm, then hosing down the driveway will help with the process. It takes approximately 6 to 12 months to fully cure a new driveway.
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A big part of commercial property maintenance is ensuring your parking lots, pathways, and other paving are safe to use and aesthetically pleasing to enhance your company’s curb appeal. To meet these requirements, you need a skilled team for asphalt paving in Ottawa. Bytown Paving has a skilled team that offers new paving, resurfacing, and maintenance for all asphalt features on your commercial property.
The team at Bytown Paving utilizes an approach to project management, custom design, and scheduling that is straightforward and efficient. Additionally, our contracts are clear so that you know what to expect with your project before it begins. Contact us for a free estimate.
Choosing the Right Driveway Material
Depending on your intentions for your driveway—to merely be driven on or to add curb appeal to your home—you have many materials to choose from, including asphalt, concrete, gravel and interlock stone. Determining if an asphalt driveway is right for your home requires several considerations, including:
- Location: Asphalt driveways are more common in colder climates because they are less susceptible to freeze and thaw cycles.
- Installation: Asphalt paving for driveways in Ottawa doesn’t take more than a day or two after the sub-grade preparation (which also takes about a day).
- Maintenance: All driveways age and deteriorate over time. Asphalt driveways require yearly maintenance such as treating oil spots, sealing cracks, controlling weeds, and sealcoating.
- Lifespan: The amount of traffic and the type of traffic on your driveway will affect its longevity, but you can expect asphalt to last for many years when maintained properly.