?Frequently Asked Questions?
What is the maximum size of your paving jobs?
The vast majority are normally under 200 square feet. Larger asphalt jobs require a different set-up of both equipment and manpower. We are well equipped to handle our specialty, the smaller jobs. Our compact set-up also requires less parking space than contemporary paving companies.
How experienced are you?
An owner-operator with over 30 years experience.
What areas do you service?
Vancouver BC, North Vancouver BC, West Vancouver BC, Richmond BC, Burnaby BC, New Westminster BC, Delta BC, Surrey BC, Langley BC, Coquitlam BC, Port Coquitlam BC, Port Moody BC, Pitt Meadows BC, Maple Ridge BC, Belcarra BC.
What determines the cost of asphalt paving?
Paving prices vary from job to job and contractor to contractor. Every small job is fairly unique with several variables to consider. Size of jobs vary, some require excavation, some require road base, location and distance to haul asphalt/equipment factor in, tack oil requirements vary, access to jobsite, some have drainage issues, others don't - the list goes on.
I am on a tight budget and need a small asphalt repair - can you help?
If you can wait until we come to your general area, we can usually reduce you price of paving. Less travel costs for us make it cheaper for you. If you already have a quote that is too expensive, please let me know your budget and I will definitely consider it.
What type of base material do you use?
We use city approved road base (road mulch). Click road base for more information.
Do you pave in the rain?
No - rain cools off the asphalt too quickly. As well, tack oil (boning agent) will not adhere to a wet surface. It would be like trying to get a band aid to stick to a wet surface.
Will the new asphalt always remain black?
No - in due time it will lighten and blend in more with the color of your old asphalt. As well, the amount of exposure to the Sun is also a factor.
Do you kill weeds?
No - customers are responsible for killing weeds prior to paving. Your hardward store should be able to recommend a product.
How long before driving over asphalt?
Asphalt, like concrete takes up to a year or so to cure/harden. For the first year or so, the Sun draws the bitumen to the top of the pavement, making it softer. The rule of thumb is to refrain from driving over it for as long as you can, especially in the heat of summer - a couple days at least. When you start driving over it, drive straight on and straight off while turning your wheels as little as possible. If you make a scuff mark, it is nothing to worry about as they disappear over time.
Do you cordon off completed jobs?
Yes, if traffic is a factor. We use our own patented disposable cardboard cones called Paving Pals®. They are biodegradable and complimentary to our customers.
When is payment due?
Payment is due upon completion of the work or shortly thereafter. We accept cheques and cash - receipts will be issued.