should not only compliment your entrance, but it should be constructed for your
terrain, soil or aesthetic situation. No two jobs are exactly alike. With Ace
Asphalt you'll find that our driveways are constructed for durability, even
in Minnesota's extremes. We build our driveways from the ground up, because
what goes underneath is just as important as what goes on top.
Hot mix asphalt
is attractive and it creates an inviting driveway. It's quick to pave with and
use. It's easy to maintain and looks great. Home builders like hot mix asphalt
for the same reasons that road builders do. It combines a smooth, sound-absorbing
driving surface with an attractive appearance. In wintery areas, it absorbs
heat to help melt snow and ice quickly. In warm weather areas, it provides the
most durable driveway.
Hot Mix Asphalt?
Hot mix asphalt is an engineered mixture of aggregate, or stones and sand, with
liquid asphalt cement, a petroleum product. Varying sizes of aggregates are
heated, then mixed, in exact proportions, with asphalt cement that has been
liquified at about 300 degrees. While the mixture is still hot, it is delivered
to your driveway and paved on top of a base or subgrade that has already been
should the base be?
The thickness of the gravel base should be from two to eight inches thick. This
thickness will vary depending upon the soil conditions. The saying "An
asphalt driveway is as good only as the base beneath it" is so true it
cannot be emphasized enough.
What about Soil Stabilization Fabrics?
Geotextile fabrics help provide cost-effective stabilization of permanent pavements,
especially those constructed on weak, moisture-sensitive subsoil.
my new driveway installed?
The hot asphalt is now applied with a paving machine. This machine operates
on very much the same principle of those used on freeways. It lays a mat of
uniform consistency. The mat is then rolled while hot.
I expect regarding Cracking?
In Minnesota, the frost penetrates the ground as deep as four to six feet. The
ground will heave when frozen this deep. No matter how strong the asphalt pavement
is constructed, Mother Nature is stronger.