Do I need a new stone base before repaving my driveway?
If the existing soils and stone are contaminated with soft soils, or in poor quality resulting in softness, we may need to dig out and replace your base to ensure it is strong enough to support your new pavement in the long term. If the existing base is strong, it can then be regraded, compacted, and then paved to the designed asphalt thickness. Our project managers will review your property and discuss these details with you during our site visit.
Can I simply overlay my existing asphalt?
There are times when we can overly new asphalt on the existing pavement, but it is important to keep in mind that any existing cracks in the pavement will, over time, reflect through the new pavement. The surrounding terrain must also be accepting of the overlay to ensure the existing drainage pattern is not destroyed.
Will there be hidden costs or charges that we do not initially discuss at the end of the project?
At Johnson & Sons Paving, we pride ourselves on providing a complete estimate that includes as many paving options as desired. We will also include any scenarios that we discuss during our walk-through that could include under cutting of the base. If we run into any unforeseen problems that may or may not include additional costs, the project manager will discuss them with you immediately to determine the best course of action. We do not like surprises any more than you do!