Frequently Asked Questions

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How many quotes should I get?

We suggest you request at least 3. Compare them to ensure they cover the same services. If they don't, ask the company to explain the difference.

How do I select a reputable paving company?

We suggest consulting the BBB Website where you will be able to review ratings and see feedback about the companies you are considering.

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Check references before deciding on a company.

Why should I consider using GW Paving?

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.

Who oversees my project?

Dedicated to professionalism and accountability, GW Asphalt Paving’s owner Leonard Good is on every site for every job.

Do you offer a Warranty and what is covered?

Yes. Our warranty is 2 years on new asphalt.

What are the benefits of 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.

How long will it take for a new driveway?

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.

What determines how long a driveway will last?

The durability of the asphalt is determined by how the base was laid, and the quality of the base.

How long should I wait to use it?

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.

Should I seal my driveway?

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.

Can my driveway be resurfaced?

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.

How does temperature affect my aphalt driveway?

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.
Should I repair cracks in my asphalt driveway right away?

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.

Why does the driveway have sink holes where I park my car?

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.

What causes potholes in asphalt driveways?

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.

How do I address chemical spills?

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.