As the entry path for your home, your driveway should be safe and be a surface that looks inviting. If your driveway is in poor condition and requires new paving, resurfacing, or looking to extend or widen your driveway, Bytown offers residential paving services to the Ottawa and surrounding area. Our paving contractors are ready to meet your desired look and practical use.
Our Residential Asphalt Services
Driveways and Pathways
A completely new asphalt driveway or pathway can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Bytown Paving offers driveway paving and path paving around your property.
Sometimes, your driveway needs a little TLC; that’s where resurfacing comes in. If your asphalt is in decent condition, we can pave over the surface, but if there is extensive damage, we’ll have to pulverize the existing surface and resurface it with new asphalt.
Asphalt Repairs and Patching
While it is a durable product, the wear and tear of hot and cold cycles can cause problems with your asphalt. We offer asphalt repairs, and patching to help keep your driveway in good shape for longer.
Our Paving Process
Our crews are well trained to provide you with a lasting driveway. With so many years of experience, our system has been perfected to provide a high-quality driveway promptly.
The paving process takes a few days to complete—one to prepare the subgrade and a day or two to complete the paving process.
After contacting Bytown Paving, our team will assess your needs. We take a fully integrated approach leveraging custom design to meet your aesthetic desires with project management backing to ensure an efficient process, giving you access to your new driveway as soon as possible.
A well-compacted base is the foundation for your driveway and ensures a level, high-quality finish that lasts for years. If your base is in good shape, we proceed to the paving process.
The asphalt is laid and compressed with a power roller. On top of a prepared and compacted base, a typical residential driveway has 2 to 2.5″ of asphalt; this thickness is optimized for automobiles based on use and cost.
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 hot, then hosing down the driveway will help with the process.
How to care for your new driveway
While all driveways age and deteriorate over time, you can take action into your own hands to ensure you receive the most extended lifespan out of your new driveway.
Clean your driveway at least twice a year using a push broom and a heavy flow hose. Clear away all dirt and debris.
Take immediate action at the first sign of oil spots, weeds, or cracks. The best way to make sure you get the longest-lasting driveway is to act quickly at the first sign of wear.