What Is Included in a Driveway Reconstruction?

May, 05, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
As a homeowner, you may be inspired to have a manicured lawn, as well as other fixtures that make a great first impression. However, if your asphalt driveway maintenance has been neglected for a long time you likely have widespread damage. Chances are that you are now seeing cracks that resemble alligator skin or holes throughout the area. If this is the case, it is time to consider a driveway reconstruction. There are several steps for reconstructing your driveway that make it a much smoother and more appealing part of your property. Let’s take a look at those options below.

Correcting the Foundation

The weather in the New England area doesn’t allow much time to ignore pavement damage once it starts. Delaying repairs only leads to bigger problems, which in turn, will cost you more. If you have extensive damage in your asphalt driveway paving and see it holding water, you can bet that the water has done damage far beyond the surface. These are the telltale signs that it is time to replace the asphalt driveway. Too much moisture causes weak compaction in the soil, which means a less sturdy foundation. Hiring a professional contractor for the job means you can trust them to install adequate drainage for better support and provide the right groundwork.

Laying New Asphalt Pavement

With the new drainage and old soggy dirt and clay removed from the area, you can now proceed with the asphalt pavement construction process and lay the new asphalt. At Cassidy Paving, we have the proper equipment already in our fleet to deliver the new mix and pour it to replace your old driveway. This reduces time and costs to you since you only have to work with one experienced contractor. Since we have such cold temperatures and Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire in the winter, the thicker the asphalt the better. When deciding on the appropriate thickness, three to four inches is usually enough for great support. Sometimes it can even be up to six inches to keep water out as much as possible with proper soil compaction. We take it one layer at a time to achieve a smooth surface and we make sure your driveway’s apron is both carefully laid and connects your driveway to the road for additional support. Once we finish, give your new driveway about 24 hours or a little more before fully using it for driving and parking to ensure proper curing. With the right installation and maintenance, your new driveway reconstruction can last you anywhere between 15-25 years, as long as you implement small repairs when necessary.

Get Started Today

Cassidy Paving is the best option for residential driveway contractors in the area. We guarantee our work so you can be sure the job is done right. Our crew carefully surveys what’s needed for your asphalt driveway and does anything to get the job done seamlessly. Contact us to get started with your driveway reconstruction process. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate.
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