How Long Before I can Drive on My New Asphalt Driveway?

Sikes Asphalt Group Inc is Petaluma CA’s most trusted asphalt paving company because we bring the same level of service to our residential paving customers as we do our large commercial property owners. We get that your new asphalt driveway is a major investment and major component of your property values, so we want it to last for as long as possible.

When can I drive on my new driveway?

Of course you want your new driveway to last as long as possible, and not using it while it’s still curing is a good first step. Asphalt cures in 24 hours, so you want to avoid even foot traffic for the first day after installation. It can take up to three days, 72 hours, for your asphalt to completely harden, so avoid driving or parking on new asphalt for that long.

How else can I maintain my asphalt driveway?

To let asphalt settle and thoroughly bond, it’s important to avoid parking vehicles or leaving heavy objects on new asphalt for two weeks. After that, an asphalt sealcoating can protect against wear. Snow removal can help avoid water damage, and professional cleaning can remove dangerous debris or chemicals from the asphalt surface.

How do I get the best asphalt driveway?

The number one factor in getting a long-lasting asphalt driveway is to hire the right paving contractors. You want an asphalt paving company that has experience in your area so that they’ll understand local weather patterns and soil conditions. In Petaluma CA and surrounding areas, that company is Sikes Asphalt Group Inc.

If you want to upgrade your residential paving and increase your property values, contact Sikes Asphalt Group to learn about driveway paving services.

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