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Residential Driveways

Your driveway 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.

What is 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 prepared.

How thick 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.

How is 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.

What shoud 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.

 
 

  Specialists in Twin Cities Residential Driveways and Parking Lots for over 20 Years!

Serving the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Burnsville, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Shakopee, Chanhassen
and other Twin Cities Communities.

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