How Much Time Should You Allow For Your Paving Project?

April, 22, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
One thing that may be keeping you from jumping into that new paving project is how long it may take to complete the project. Of course, you don’t want anything to interfere with your busy schedule. We also know if you have a business, you must inform your customers of how long your office may be inaccessible and when they can safely return. The team at Cassidy Paving has a priority to finish your asphalt project in the most timely and professional manner possible. With that in mind, we want to give you a few guidelines of measurement on how much time you should allow from start to drive time.

The Best Time of the Year To Pave

If you’re looking to complete your paving project with as little downtime as possible, you should plan to pave during the right time of year. Springtime is the best time to start your paving project because warm weather helps cure and compact the asphalt more efficiently than it would in colder months. The Spruce says, “hot mix asphalt paving is dependent on warmer temperatures for workable conditions. This means that spring and summer are the best seasons for installing an asphalt driveway”. Doing your paving during a colder month will most definitely extend the time of your paving project. Another thing to keep in mind is that rain or bad weather could extend the time that it takes for your asphalt to cure, so always have a rainy day plan, just in case.

Installation Timeframes

Each project timeline will be a bit different. It starts off with what you’re paving. Is it a driveway or a parking lot? The size of the space does make a difference. Correct design planning will be done prior to the installation process in order to account for all of the specific needs of your paving project. Once the asphalt is installed, it should be completed within a day or two and ready for traffic within 24-72 hours. Once the subbase is laid, your drive will begin taking form. After our crew properly prepares the base, your project is ready for asphalt. The duration of the project will depend on the size, scope, and the number of phases or mobilizations that have been determined to best meet individual client needs. You should avoid driving on your pavement until it is properly cured in order to maintain its durability and new construction. If you are unable to avoid the driveway altogether, The Spruce explains that “you can use the driveway normally, but you should be careful to avoid scuffing the surface with car tires (by turning too sharply) and other common causes of damage.” READ MORE: Cassidy Paving Residential Driveway Paving Services

Set Up a Plan

If you have time constraints on the paving you need to be completed, Cassidy Paving understands and we want to help. We pride ourselves on delivering timely and professional asphalt paving services to both residential and commercial customers across the New England area. Now is the perfect time of the year to get started on your paving project. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to receive a free estimate.
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