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We have built a reputation for excellence, superb customer service and pride ourselves in acting with the utmost of integrity. Customer satisfaction is our company’s number one goal and all our customers are treated with honesty and respect.
Customers deal directly with the Leonard Good, the owner of GW Paving Ltd., and each member of the team has a high level of experience.
Dedicated to professionalism and accountability, GW Asphalt Paving’s owner Leonard Good is on every site for every job.
Yes. Our warranty is 2 years on new asphalt.
Asphalt is virtually maintenance free and cost effective. During the winter, snow and ice melt off quickly while salt can be used without damaging the drive. An asphalt driveway is easily ploughed.
Our procedure for paving a driveway from start to finish is to grade one day and return the following day weather and base permitting. This allows the customer to check the format of the driveway before any asphalt is being laid.
The durability of the asphalt is determined by how the base was laid, and the quality of the base.
We strongly recommend that our clients wait 24 to 48 hours before walking on their new pavement and wait 4 to 5 days before parking on the driveway. It is recommended to avoid any sharp objects such as ladders, chairs, high heels, bikes etc to not place directly on the asphalt surface for the first few weeks especially during the hot weather conditions. Keep in mind that you should not park your vehicle in the same spot within the first month to avoid tire depressions on the new pavement. Use caution not to turn your wheels in a stationary position to avoid tire marks from occurring.
Sealer will help repel harmful elements, maintain the integrity of the asphalt and prolong the life of your driveway. Sealer should not be applied in the first 45 days.
The type of paving required is determined by the condition of the existing surface and foundation of the pavement area. If there are visible cracks, depressions, heaving and or foundation issues with the pavement area, then it is strongly recommended that you replace the entire area. Resurfacing your existing pavement is determined by the condition of the sub-base, if it is in fair condition and there are no visible cracks or depressions then resurfacing is all that is usually required.
New asphalt will soften and harden as temperatures rise and fall. Since the asphalt needs time to harden, you may want to be cautious and keep automobile traffic to a minimum for a couple of days and perhaps longer in hotter temperatures.
- Avoid using jack stands or car ramps unless a piece of plywood is placed under them to help distribute the weight.
- Excessive weight from large heavy vehicles can depress your new asphalt. Keep heavy trucks off your new asphalt.
- Turning your tires when parked could scar the asphalt.
- Do not park in the same spot every time.
- Try to protect against gasoline, oil and anti-freeze leaks.
Failure to repair cracks as soon as possible will lead to pot holes, crack expansion and ultimately underlying base failure. A good cold poor crack filler should work fine for residential driveways, but for all other application hot poor crack filler is recommended.
This occurs when a vehicle is parked in the same place for long periods of time. Try to avoid parking in the same spot continuously.
Extreme frost and thawing cycles are usually to blame. Other possible causes include thin asphalt, underlying base failure due to extreme load pressures or poor drainage that undermines the base. Low quality asphalt may also be a factor.
Immediately apply dry sand, dirt, kitty litter or absorbent material to the spill to absorb the spill. Do not spray it with a water hose you cause more damage.