Residential driveway paving

Asphalt Paving

If it’s dirt, grass, gravel or an existing surface beyond repair; we can turn it into a fresh black mat of asphalt.

• The key to complete satisfaction with your new driveway is making sure the layout suits your needs. We work with our customers to ensure the layout they choose incorporates into their property in the best way possible.

• The preparation process begins by excavating areas that do not have a proper gravel base and rebasing to 12” in depth.

• Once the proper base is achieved it is time to make sure the grade of the driveway is correct. This ensures water drains properly away from buildings.

• Now that the grade is set correctly the base is compacted with a vibratory roller. This base serves as the foundation for your asphalt driveway. The asphalt is only as strong as the base underneath it.

• The base is now ready to receive a fresh 3” (the owner may request more) mat of asphalt. The asphalt is laid with a self-propelled paving machine. The job of this machine is to lay the asphalt at a consistent width and depth on the compacted gravel base. As the paver proceeds down the driveway it’s crew ensures that the asphalt has straight edges and matches heights with all existing surfaces (i.e. garages, sidewalks, and roads). The hot asphalt is then compacted by a vibratory roller and then rolled again once it has cooled slightly to ensure a smooth finish.

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Asphalt Patching

Depending on the job, we offer both Infrared Patching and Remove & Replace Patching. Both options are great ways to take care of the trouble areas in a parking lot or driveway. Replacing these small sections early is one of the best ways to extend the useful life of your existing asphalt surface.

Common patching services include: garage transitions, potholes, alligatored areas, low spots, drainage problems, catch basin repairs, culvert repairs, asphalt curbing, etc.


A: Cracks will appear in new asphalt surfaces roughly 2-4 years after being paved. It is possible that they will appear earlier due to our rough Wisconsin winters.

A: Residential asphalt is typically paved at 3” while commercial asphalt is paved at 3.5”-4” to accommodate heavier and more frequent traffic.

A: Asphalt typically lasts 20-30 years. Proper maintenance can prolong that time period

A: Areas that are able to be accessed with the paving machine will have a smoother appearance due to the weight of the machine itself as well as the roller used to compact the area. Tighter spaces such as corners or areas near the house cannot be accessed by the paving machine or roller and will be raked and compacted by hand, creating a rougher appearance. This is completely normal and will not affect the quality of your driveway.

A: Paving surfaces can be prepped (removed and graded or based and graded) in a single day. Owners can then use the prepped as normal until paving takes place. Prepped surfaces are usually paved within two weeks of prepping.

A: To perform the work we will need:

1. A signed contract
2. 25% Down payment on any work over $5,000
3. Area being patched or paved to be clear of all vehicles and objects.
4. Garage door open with vehicles removed.
5. Access to a hose on the day of paving or patching.

A: We recommend staying off of the driveway for a minimum of 72 hours. Avoid parking directly on the surface for one week. For the first month, if a vehicle will be parked on the driveway for more than 24 hours without moving, it should be moved periodically to prevent settling.

A: Yes. It is normal and common for minor tire scuffing to occur on freshly paved areas. These scuffs will fade over time. they are purely cosmetic and will not affect the structural integrity of the driveway.

Asphalt Post Care Instructions

• Foot Traffic may resume 24 hours after completion.

• Vehicle Traffic may resume 72 hours after completion.

• Cars may park on the driveway overnight after 1 week. Vehicles should be moved every 24 hours for the first 6 months.

• Avoid turning the steering wheel on the newly paved driveway when vehicle is NOT IN MOTION.

• The driveway is graded and paved to correctly drain water, which may result in the new driveway grade not matching existing landscaping.

• Contacting a landscaping company to backfill edges of new asphalt is REQUIRED to prevent erosion and premature cracking after Black Earth Paving work is completed.

• Items with metal legs will sink and create divots in new asphalt. Examples include but are not limited to chairs, grills, and tables.

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