Petra Paving Service FAQ

When the snow melts and spring arrives, you may notice more cracks and potholes in your asphalt driveway or parking lot than in the fall. The asphalt paving contractors at Petra Paving are experienced at parking lot and driveway installations. We will inspect your property for repairs and to learn if a total driveway or parking lot replacement would be more appropriate. What can you expect during a Petra Paving asphalt paving project? Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand the process of asphalt paving installations & repairs in NH & Mass.

  • When Is the Best Time of the Year for Asphalt Driveway and Parking Lot Paving?


    It is best to wait until spring, summer or fall to start driveway and parking lot paving installations. For the best results, the ground must be dry and not frozen. If the weather is inclement the day the of your paving project, it may have to be rescheduled to a drier day.

  • How Long Will It Take to Pave My New Driveway or Parking Lot?


    The length of the project will depend on a variety of factors, including our schedule, weather conditions, the size of your driveway and the condition of your driveway or parking lot’s base.

  • How Long Will Our Driveway or Parking Lot Last?


    With expert installation and asphalt maintenance, your driveway or parking lot may last up to 20 years. Keep in mind that freeze/thaw cycles, improper water drainage, and heavy traffic and reduce your driveway or parking lot’s lifespan.

  • Do You Recommend Driveway or Parking Lot Sealcoating?


    Once all the cracks and potholes have been filled, we recommend installing asphalt sealcoating. Driveway and parking lot sealcoating protects your pavement from ultaviolet rays form sunlight, rain, snow, sleet, and car fluids. Your blacktop driveway will last much longer with a coat of asphalt sealer. Not only does asphalt sealer protect your pavement from the elements, but it also helps to reduce or prevent future cracks and potholes.

  • How Long After A Paving Installation Am I Able to Drive and Park on My New Driveway or Parking Lot?


    Wait 24 to 48 hours before walking or driving on your freshly paved driveway or parking lot.

  • How Do I Maintain My Asphalt Driveway or Parking Lot?


    Maintain your driveway or parking lot by sealcoating, pothole repair, and crack filling. While Petra Paving can take care of sealcoating and pothole repair, you may be able to fix small cracks by yourself. If the crack is small, you can pick up some asphalt crack filler at your local hardware store. Be aware that with multiple cracks that need repairing, it may be easier and more time-saving to have Petra Paving take care of this. While a small crack in your driveway or parking lot may not appear too important, it can quickly grow into a larger problem. The best way to extend the working life of your driveway or parking lot is to schedule driveway and parking lot repair as needed.

  • When Should I Get My Driveway Paved?


    You will need a paving contractor when you notice cracks or indents that are big enough to allow moisture under the surface layer, potholes that are prone to become bigger due to continuous traffic and uneven surface areas and settling. Petra Paving usually recommends paving the entire driveway or parking lot to maintain the structural integrity.

  • How Much Does Driveway or Parking Lot Paving Cost?


    There many factors that go into this important investment. The ultimate expenditure on the paving project always depend on the needs of the individual project. A contractor has to undertake a thorough inspection of your driveway or parking lot. Some factors that impact Asphalt Paving Cost include cost of laying the foundation, drainage system installationthe the time taken to excavate and clear off the driveway area & material transportation cost. Apart from the above criteria, driveway or parking lot paving price per square foot will also depend on the material costs. The most common varieties of asphalt materials include recycled, warm mix, hot mix, and porous asphalt.

  • Does New Driveway or Parking Lot Installation Add Value to Your Home or Commercial Property?


    Absolutly yes! An expertly installed asphalt driveway or parking lot enhances the appeal and value of your property. You will also have an easier time selling your property when that time comes. Home buyers usually look for asphalt driveways due to its durability and resistance to extreme temperatures. As a result, you can be pretty sure of the high ROI once you get your driveway asphalt paved. Whatever you incur as driveway or parking lot paving investment can payback big time when you sell your house.

  • If you have more questions, Petra Paving will be happy to answer anything you need. Thank you for choosing Petra Paving, proudly serving southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts for over 30 years!

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