When your driveway looks like shattered glass or a drunken spider’s web or an icy lake breaking under your feet, it’s time to take action. Metaphors aside, at some point a “rip and replace” of your driveway is the only way to remedy an ongoing situation. All that minor damage can add up to major problems down the road; or in this case down the driveway.
To rip and replace a driveway, the asphalt is removed and the foundation is dug up and regraded. Establishing the foundation is the most important aspect of driveway replacement. You can go years filling in cracks here, patching holes there, even resurfacing the whole driveway. But if the foundation is bad, all your work will be in vain and these problems will return year after year, which basically means you are throwing money away in repairs that don’t stand the test of time.
This is followed by a course of compacted asphalt as a base binder course, 2” thick, is the minimum, but 4” is better. Finally, a surface layer of 2”-thick compacted asphalt is installed. This type of installation will provides the longest lasting asphalt driving with proper maintenance and care.
Below are some of our latest examples of completed residential asphalt driveway “rip and replace”.
6 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Asphalt Driveway
Kurpiel Inc of Hackensack NJ
Asphalt Driveway Contractors
19 Orchard St. – Hackensack, N.J. 07601 / Toll Free at 1-800-273-9769 / (201) 342-3170