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FAQS- ANSWERED!

Have a question related to paving? Wil Mac Paving Ltd has the answer! With over 70 years of experience in the industry, we are a reliable name for asphalt surfaces and have worked with various commercial and residential clients over the years. Our customers usually call us with various doubts and concerns. Using that, we have created a list of questions that can help you. Find out below!

  • IS THERE A CHARGE FOR ESTIMATES?
    No. At Wil Mac Paving Ltd, estimates are always free!
  • WHAT WOULD BE THE COST OF PAVING MY DRIVEWAY?
    The cost of driveways depends on per square footage of the area and the condition of the surface. During their visit to the site, our representatives will be able to give you precise service quotes.
  • CAN MY DRIVEWAY BE RESURFACED, OR IS IT NECESSARY TO REPLACE IT ALTOGETHER?
    This depends on things like the condition of the surface and the foundation of the existing driveway. In case of depression, visible cracks, foundation or heaving issues, or issues with the pavement area, it is advised that you replace the entire area.
  • HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE PAVING A DRIVEWAY FOR MY NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOUSE?
    Soil condition and the amount of excavation around your property need to be considered in this case. Based on that, you should wait for 1-2 years before taking up a driveway project.
  • IS THE BASE UNDER ASPHALT IMPORTANT?
    Yes, it is the most important job in the process. Depending on the client’s requirements, it can consist of 6" to 12" compacted granular materials. The base is significant for the durability and quality of the asphalt surface.
  • CAN I IGNORE SMALL CRACKS ON MY ASPHALT SURFACE?
    We advise our clients to repair small cracks as soon as possible as they can get wider over time with heat and weathering.
  • HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WAIT BEFORE DRIVING ON MY NEW DRIVEWAY?
    Asphalt surfaces can get dry enough in 24-48 hours, depending on material type and weather. However, it can take as long as 12 months for it to harden and cure completely. One must take special care during hot summer days and avoid putting pointy objects like kickstands, heels, chair ramps, motorcycles etc., on the surface as it can cause damage to the surface.
  • WHY DO SCUFF MARKS APPEAR ON MY NEW ASPHALT SURFACE?
    Scuff marks can be caused due to sand blowing over the newly paved driveways. It is natural and cannot be controlled. However, these scuffs will smoothen up soon, and once the asphalt hardens up completely, you won’t have to worry about it.
  • HOW LONG WILL MY DRIVEWAY LAST?
    Your asphalt driveway can last for 20-25 years, but several factors can affect its durability. These factors include: Weather Load Traffic If you provide regular repair and maintenance to your driveways, they can last even longer.
  • WHY DOES ASPHALT FADE IN COLOUR?
    Under the UV rays from the sun, the carbon bond in the asphalt oil breaks down, which makes it fade to a greyish hue from black. During this time, the asphalt is not flexible and is more prone to cracks.
  • HOW DO YOU KILL WEEDS GROWING THROUGH THE ASPHALT?
    In the cracks of your asphalt surface, sprinkle some corn gluten meal. Also, do the same around the edges. You can hand pull the large weed that has grown through the surface. Vinegar-based products or full-strength white vinegar can also do the trick of stopping the growth of the plant. Simply pouring table salt on the problem areas can also help.
  • IS IT RECOMMENDED TO GET YOUR ASPHALT SURFACE SEALED?
    Sealing is an entirely aesthetic addition, and it is up to you to do it or not. We advise that you do it at least after a year has passed after it was paved. Wil Mac Paving Ltd doesn’t offer sealer material or sealing service.
  • DO I NEED CURBS?
    Depending on the height of your driveway and the grading at the side of it, curbs might be needed. They can also keep the asphalt in its place and can add to the aesthetics of your driveway. If you have any further questions, our representatives will gladly hear and answer them. Just give us a call!
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