Frequently Asked Questions


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What is asphalt and how is it installed?

Asphalt is a petroleum based flexible pavement. Asphalt is installed using specialized equipment by professionals such as V & F Paving.

What are the benefits of an asphalt driveway or parking lot?

Asphalt is a flexible pavement. This means that it flexes during harsh weather conditions. This is key for maintaining a clean and smooth surface, especially with Connecticut winters. Also asphalt driveways or parking lots are aesthetically pleasing and easily and inexpensively maintained.

How much will my asphalt project cost?

The cost of asphalt varies on every project. Asphalt's cost is based on the amount of labor and material required to complete a given project. The variation in cost is based on the preparation of the existing surface and the size of the project and proportional to the cost of the petroleum based products.

How long will my asphalt driveway or parking lot last?

An asphalt driveway or parking lot should last approximately 20 years if properly installed over a well compacted stone base. Proper maintenance of a driveway or parking lot is also a factor in the life of the asphalt.

How do I maintain my new asphalt surface?

Keep harsh liquids such as gasoline and oil from accumulating on your driveway. Preventative maintenance, including crack filling and sealcoating, should be completed on an as-needed basis. At V & F Paving, we offer long term maintenance on your product after the initial installation so that you can leave the worrying to us.

Do I have to be at home the day of the scheduled work?

You do not have to be home the day of scheduled work as long as the driveway is clear of all vehicles. Please be sure to also remove vehicles that may be needed for the next couple of days out of the garage.

How long should I stay off a newly paved surface?

Most driveways or parking lots need to be blocked off for two to three days. Extreme care should be taken for at least one week after the job is completed.

How do I care for long term needs?

In order to care for long term needs...