How to Make Your Own Paved Driveway

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How to Make Your Own Paved Driveway

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A smooth driveway will add a lot of value to your property. They are a worthwhile investment. However, if installed incorrectly, they may only last between a few months and a few years. In this video, you will learn how to install an asphalt driveway the right way. If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, consider hiring a paving contractor service to do it for you.

The first step to making your own paved driveway is to prepare the sub-grade. This means using tools to smooth out the ground until it is perfectly level.


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After this, proper grading should be considered. Water should run off the driveway away from the house to avoid flooding. It would also be bad if water pooled on the driveway.

Before the asphalt is put down, herbicide should be sprayed on the area to keep plants from growing up and damaging the driveway. Next, an asphalt paving machine should be used to keep the asphalt thickness consistent. However, some areas may still need to be done by hand if the machine cannot reach them. While the asphalt is still hot, it most be compacted.

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