Frequently Asked Questions About Paving
Making the decision to pave, repair or repave your property can be tough. There are numerous factors to consider and clients understandably have many questions.
Below are several of the questions we are asked on a daily basis.
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Paving has some unique advantages that customers should know – it’s typically less expensive than concrete, it is more flexible material than concrete, you can drive over the new asphalt almost as soon as we’re done with your project, unlike concrete, a crack or hole is easy to seal and repair, and mishaps such as oil blend in!
How long will asphalt last?
A properly sealed and maintained paved road or driveway can last 20 plus years depending on how much you maintain it.
How do I maintain my asphalt?
Maintain your new asphalt with crack filling and sealcoating every three to five years.
I’ve got a cheaper quote from another company, why are you priced more?
Some companies can price their work cheaper by cutting corners, affecting the quality job you deserve. A lower cost may be the other company applying a thinner, non durable, layer of asphalt, or skipping over the proper time into prepping the project correctly. Global has several years of experience, so our crew knows exactly what time and effort needs to be going into a quality job.
Why seal coat my asphalt?
Sealcoating will preserve your asphalt for years to come. It will also help diminish the appearance of oil/gas leaks, and power steering marks.
How long will the sealer last?
The commercial sealer we apply can last up to 5 years.
How long do I have to stay off the asphalt sealer?
We recommend staying off the new sealer for at least 24 hours after the crew is done applying.
Aren’t all commercial seal coat products the same?
No, commercial sealer has more sand in it, which will provide a longer lasting material than the sealer you purchase in home improvement stores.