Asphalt Driveway

Here are the steps to properly install an asphalt driveway:

  • 1 Prepare the site: Start by clearing the area where the driveway will be installed. Remove any vegetation, rocks, or debris. Ensure the ground is level and compacted.
  • 2 Excavation: Excavate the area to a depth of about 8-10 inches. This will allow space for the base and asphalt layers. Slope the excavation slightly to ensure proper drainage.
  • 3 Install the base: Lay a base layer of item #4 sub-base. This layer should be about 4-6 inches thick and compacted using a vibratory roller. The base provides stability and helps stabilize the asphalt.
  • 4 Lay the asphalt: Use a paving machine to lay the hot mix asphalt on top of the prepared base. Spread it evenly and compact it using a roller or a vibratory roller. The thickness of the asphalt layer should be about 2-3 inches.
  • 5 Compact the asphalt: Roll the asphalt with a heavy roller to ensure proper compaction and a smooth surface. This helps eliminate air voids and ensures the asphalt is tightly packed.
  • 6 Allow curing time: Let the asphalt cure for at least 7-14 days before using the driveway. This allows the asphalt to harden and stabilize.
  • 7 Regular maintenance: To keep your asphalt driveway in good condition, perform regular maintenance, such as filling cracks, repairing potholes, and resealing every few years.

It is important to note that asphalt driveway installation can be a complex process, and it is recommended to hire a professional contractor with experience in asphalt paving to ensure a proper and long-lasting installation.

Asphalt Roadway

Installing an asphalt roadway requires careful planning, preparation, and execution. Here are the general steps to properly install an asphalt roadway:

  • 1 Survey and design: Conduct a thorough survey of the area where the roadway will be installed. This includes assessing the existing conditions, determining the required dimensions, and creating a detailed design plan.
  • 2 Prepare the subgrade: The subgrade is the foundation of the roadway. It should be properly graded and compacted to provide a stable base. Remove any vegetation, rocks, or debris from the area and ensure proper drainage.
  • 3 Install the base layer: Place a base layer of aggregate material, such as item # 4, on top of the subgrade. Compact the base layer using a vibratory roller to achieve the desired density and stability.
  • 4 Lay the asphalt: Use an asphalt paver to install a 2 1⁄2 -3 inch binder course on top of the prepared item # 4. Ensure that the asphalt is spread evenly and at the desired thickness. Compact the asphalt using a vibratory roller to achieve proper density and smoothness.
  • 5 Apply a layer of tack coat before the second layer of top coat asphalt. Then, install 1 1⁄2-2 inches of type 6F asphalt.
  • 6 Apply pavement markings: Once the asphalt has cooled and hardened, apply pavement markings such as lane lines, crosswalks, and symbols as per the design specifications.
  • 7 Regular maintenance: To ensure the longevity of the asphalt roadway, perform regular maintenance such as crack sealing, pothole repairs, and periodic resurfacing as needed. It is important to note that the specific installation process may vary depending on factors such as climate, traffic volume, and local regulations. It is recommended to consult with experienced professionals and follow industry best practices for the proper installation of an asphalt roadway.

Milling Asphalt

Milling asphalt is a process used to remove the top layer of an existing asphalt pavement to prepare it for resurfacing or to correct surface irregularities. Here are the steps involved in milling asphalt:

  • 1 Equipment setup: Start by setting up the milling machine. This includes attaching the milling drum, adjusting the cutting depth, and ensuring all safety measures are in place.
  • 2 Traffic control: Establish proper traffic control measures to ensure the safety of workers and motorists. This may involve setting up cones, signs, and flaggers to redirect traffic and create a safe work zone.
  • 3 Milling process: Begin the milling process by positioning the milling machine at the starting point of the area to be milled. Lower the milling drum onto the pavement surface and engage the cutting teeth.
  • 4 Milling depth: Adjust the milling depth based on the desired outcome. This can vary depending on the project specifications, such as removing the entire asphalt layer or just a portion of it.
  • 5 Milling pattern: Determine the milling pattern based on the project requirements. Common patterns include milling in a straight line, in a staggered pattern, or in a specific geometric design.
  • 6 Milling speed: Control the milling speed based on the condition of the pavement and the desired outcome. Adjust the speed to ensure efficient milling while maintaining the integrity of the underlying layers.
  • 7 Removal of milled material: As the milling machine progresses, the milled material is collected by a conveyor system or a dump truck. Ensure proper disposal or recycling of the milled asphalt.
  • 8 Surface cleanup: Once the milling process is complete, thoroughly clean the milled surface to remove any loose debris or residual asphalt. This may involve sweeping or using a blower to clear the area.
  • 9 Inspection and repair: Inspect the milled surface for any remaining irregularities or areas that require repair.

Address any issues before proceeding with the resurfacing or overlay process.
It is important to note that milling asphalt is a specialized process that requires skilled operators and proper equipment.

It is recommended to hire a professional asphalt contractor with experience in milling to ensure a safe and effective milling operation.


Seal coating asphalt is the process of applying a protective layer of sealant to an asphalt surface. This sealant helps to protect the asphalt from damage caused by UV rays, water, oil, and other elements. It also helps to restore the appearance of the asphalt by filling in small cracks and providing a smooth, black finish.

The seal coating process typically involves the following steps:

  • 1 Preparation: The asphalt surface is thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, debris, and vegetation. This may involve sweeping, power washing, or using a blower.
  • 2 Crack filling: Any cracks in the asphalt are filled with a crack filler material to prevent water from seeping into the base and causing further damage.
  • 3 Patching: If there are any potholes or larger areas of damage, they are repaired and patched with asphalt patching material.
  • 4 Application: The sealant is applied to the asphalt surface using a squeegee, brush, or spray system. It is spread evenly to ensure complete coverage.
  • 5 Drying and curing: The sealant needs time to dry and cure, typically taking 24-48 hours depending on weather conditions. During this time, the surface should not be driven or walked on.

Seal coating asphalt is recommended every 2-3 years to maintain the integrity and appearance of the asphalt surface. It can help extend the lifespan of the asphalt and prevent costly repairs or replacement in the future.

Brick Pavers

Installing brick pavers requires careful planning, proper preparation, and precise execution. Here are the steps to properly install brick pavers:

  • 1 Plan and design: Determine the layout and design of your brick paver installation. Consider factors such as the desired pattern, size, and shape of the pavers, as well as any necessary adjustments for slopes or drainage.
  • 2 Prepare the site: Clear the area where the pavers will be installed, removing any vegetation, rocks, or debris. Ensure the ground is level and compacted.
  • 3 Excavation: Excavate the area to a depth of about 6-8 inches or as required by your specific project. This will allow space for the base, sand, and pavers. Ensure the excavation is uniform and slopes away from any structures for proper drainage.
  • 4 Lay a base layer of item #4 sub-base, typically around 4-6 inches thick. Compact the base using a plate compactor to create a stable foundation.
  • 5 Edge restraints: Install edge restraints and/or concrete or Belgian block curbing along the perimeter of the paver area to prevent the pavers from shifting or spreading. These can be made of plastic, metal, concrete, or stone.
  • 6 Add bedding sand: Spread a layer of bedding sand, typically about 1 inch thick, over the compacted base. Use a screed board or a straight edge to level the sand.
  • 7 Set the pavers: Start laying the pavers in the desired pattern, starting from one corner or edge. Place each paver tightly against the adjacent pavers, ensuring they are level and aligned. Use a rubber mallet or plate tamper with a rubber base to gently tap the pavers into place.
  • 8 Cut pavers: If necessary, use a masonry saw or a paver splitter to cut pavers to fit along the edges or around obstacles.
  • 9 Fill joints: Once all the pavers are in place, install polymeric sand over the surface and sweep it into the joints between the pavers. Use a broom to ensure the sand fills the joints completely.
  • 10 Compact and seal: Use a plate compactor to gently compact the pavers, ensuring they are firmly set in place. This will help stabilize the surface and prevent shifting. Consider applying a sealant to protect the pavers and enhance their appearance.
  • 11 Regular maintenance: Regularly sweep and clean the paver surface to remove debris and prevent weed growth.

We are authorized installers for Unilock, Cambridge, Nicolock, and Techo-Bloc pavers.


Installing drainage services can help redirect excess water away from your property and prevent water damage. Here are the steps to properly install a drainage service:

  • 1 Gather materials: Purchase the necessary materials, including stones, mortar, gravel, sand, and any required tools such as a trowel, level, and masonry saw.
  • 2 Prepare the foundation: Clear the area where the wall will be installed. Dig a trench that is wider than the planned wall and deep enough to accommodate a stable foundation. The depth will depend on the height of the wall, but a general rule is to dig at least one-third of the wall's height.
  • 3 Lay the base: Fill the trench with a layer of gravel to provide drainage. Compact the gravel using a tamper or plate compactor. Add a layer of sand on top of the gravel and level it.
  • 4 Start with the first course: Begin by laying the first row of stones on the prepared base. Apply mortar to the bottom of each stone and press it firmly into place. Use a level to ensure the stones are level and plumb.
  • 5 Continue building: Apply mortar to the sides and bottom of each stone as you continue building the wall. Stagger the joints between stones to create a stronger structure. Use a masonry saw to cut stones to fit, if necessary, depending on how tight you would like the joints.
  • 6 Check for level and plumb: Regularly check the level and plumb of the wall as you build. Adjust as needed to ensure a straight and even wall.
  • 7 Fill gaps: Fill any gaps between stones with mortar. Use a trowel to smooth the mortar and create a neat finish.
  • 8 Clean the stones: Once the mortar has set, clean any excess mortar from the stones using a brush or sponge. This will help enhance the appearance of the wall.
  • 9 Allow for curing: Allow the mortar to cure for at least 24-48 hours before applying any pressure or weight to the wall.


Installing drainage services can help redirect excess water away from your property and prevent water damage. Here are the steps to properly install a drainage service:

  • 1 Determine the drainage path: Identify the area where the excess water is pooling or causing issues. Determine the direction in which you want the water to flow and plan the drainage path accordingly.
  • 2 Dig the trench: Start by digging a trench along the planned drainage path. The trench should be approximately 12-36 inches deep and anywhere from 12-24 inches wide to accommodate the drain pipe and gravel.
  • 3 Place a layer of gravel at the bottom of the trench. This will help with drainage and prevent the drain pipe from getting clogged.
  • 4 Installing drain pipe: Place a perforated PVC pipe with holes on top of the gravel. Ensure that the holes in the pipe are facing downwards to allow water to enter.
  • 5 Connect the drain pipe: If necessary, connect multiple sections of the drain pipe using appropriate connectors. Make sure the connections are secure to prevent leaks.
  • 6 Cover the drain pipe with gravel: Fill the trench around the drain pipe with more gravel, ensuring that the pipe is completely covered. The gravel will act as a filter and allow water to flow into the pipe while keeping debris out.
  • 7 Install a geotextile fabric: Place a layer of geotextile fabric over the gravel to further prevent clogging. This fabric will allow water to pass through while preventing soil and sediment from entering the drain pipe.
  • 8 Backfill the trench: Backfill on top of the geotextile fabric with more gravel.
  • 9 Maintain the drainage service: Regularly inspect and clean the drain to prevent clogs. Remove any debris or sediment that may accumulate over time. It is important to note that the installation process may vary depending on the specific requirements of your property and the severity of the drainage issue. If you are unsure or if the problem is complex, it is recommended to consult with a professional contractor who specializes in drainage systems to ensure proper installation and effectiveness of the drainage service.