It’s natural to be concerned when your driveway is showing ruts and cracks – especially if it leads to your place of business and it can affect how customers feel about coming to you. You’re probably thinking about whether you should consider sealcoating your deteriorating driveway or if it’s time for an asphalt paving job. Read More
Category Archives: Driveway Paving
Is it time to update your gravel driveway? A newly paved driveway can rejuvenate any building’s exterior aesthetics. There are various materials you can get your new driveway made out of, including asphalt. Before committing to asphalt paving, here are a few items to discuss with your contractor beforehand. Read More
If your home’s current driveway is looking a bit worse for wear, it’s a good idea to look into getting a new one.
Not only is this idea for general appearances, but an upgrade could be a great way to improve the overall value of your home if you plan on putting it on the market in the near future.
Here at All County Construction, we’d like to offer a few professional considerations as to what to expect. Read More
Whether you own a commercial building or a private residence, it is vital that the driveway is in good repair, smooth to drive on, and welcoming to visitors. If you need some blacktop driveway repairs or other paving services, follow these steps to make it happen. If the list looks daunting, consider calling us to handle it for you. Read More
You have a few choices when it comes to driveway materials. While there are people with strong preferences for asphalt over concrete, in most cases it is more a matter of personal choice. To understand which material will suit your needs and your tastes best, it helps to know the features of both and to compare and contrast them a bit. Before you call asphalt contractors in your area, consider the facts about both asphalt and concrete driveways in Rochester, NY. Read More
Many people use the terms “asphalt” and “concrete” interchangeably. However, there are significant differences between the two. Asphalt is made out of small stones and a petroleum-based tar while concrete is made out of fine stone, cement and water. You should understand what each material entails so that you pick the right one for your next paving project. Read More
You’ll hear a lot of different opinions when it comes to properly maintaining your driveway. “Don’t drive on it,” “Drive on it as often as possible – it’ll help flatten the surface,” “Get it sealed every year,” “Don’t seal it for the next ten years,” “Don’t get it wet,” etc.
Your friends mean well. And if you just recently got it paved, you’re probably tempted to listen to ALL the advice you get. But be careful – some tips that sound like good advice can actually damage your pavement. Read More
Are you tired of the splits, cracks, potholes, and broken sections of pavement on your driveway? The tri-county area of Rochester, New York sees harsh winters that seriously damage asphalt driveways. Once the rainwater of autumn sinks into the cracks of your driveway, the frigid temperatures of winter come and freeze that rainwater. The ice swells and breaks open the bond of asphalt, which creates those deep crevices every year.
Enough Already! It’s time for Residential Driveway Sealing
But enough is enough. It’s time to get your driveway newly paved. We’ll explain the process with you so that you can know what to expect once the paving process begins.
1. Analyze your Driveway
We’ll first take a look at your driveway and see if we can resurface areas instead of completely replace it. If you do need replacement, we remove the driveway that’s already there. We’ll use a backhoe to scrape away the old pavement to make way for the new. If you still live in the gravel driveway days, we’ll collect all loose stones to make the foundation smooth. Our twin drum roller firmly compacts the soil.
If it’s a complete dig out project, we install drain ditches to direct rainwater. We run water over the work area to see where it flows and then fill those places with soil to prevent heaving or collapsing. The levelling process is called grading.
2. Lay the Base
We lay 8″ of stony, jagged rocks. Sand requires fewer inches of base than clay. This layer of rocks should be left alone for a full week in order for it to settle. Rain actually helps it settle in.
3. Seal the Driveway
We install the binder over the stone. Once that’s compacted with the 2,000-10,000 lb. roller, we seal the edges and inspect the final product.
Each paving job differs from one another. But our promise for durable residential driveway sealing remains the same.