you make an informed decision, we have listed answers to some of our
most frequently asked questions. However, if you don't see your question
listed here, please contact us:
you wondering if we service your area?
Paving services most of Northwestern, and Central Wisconsin.
View our map
and contact us if you still have questions.
should I choose asphalt for my paving needs?
tracking mud in the spring and fall, lowers dust problems in the summer,
and eliminates the need to continually fill in sunken areas and /
or tire tracks. It keeps gravel from being plowed onto your lawn in
the winter, and the dark color quickly melts off snow and ice. Asphalt
driveways and parking lots increase your property value, while beautifying
your property in the process. Asphalt provides a safer, smoother playing
surface for children, and costs (on average) about half as much as
should I choose Perfection Paving Company to pave my drive or lot?
a family owned and operated company, and work diligently to ensure
that your needs are met and that you are pleased with the results.
Our company provides prompt, courteous service and offers high quality
work at competitive prices. We are a full service asphalt company,
so if your asphalt doesn't need replacement, we can seal and / or
crackfill it to make it look better and last longer. We service residential,
commercial, industrial, agricultural and municipal clients. Our company
is fully insured, and we provide free written estimates and consultations.
Our centralized location allows us to serve our clients throughout
West Central Wisconsin.
long will a new asphalt driveway or parking lot last?
A properly installed
driveway should last 25-30 years, with adequate care and maintenance.
Overlays (paving over existing asphalt) can be expected to last 10-15
years, depending on the condition of the original pavement.
you offer a warranty on your work?
you with a one-year (1 year) warranty on our materials and workmanship.
Since word-of-mouth is still the best form of advertising, we strive
for customer satisfaction. Some companies will claim that if you do
a good job, you don't need a warranty, but we believe customers are
more comfortable knowing that they are taken care of in the unusual
event that something does need to be addressed. Reputable companies
are willing to stand behind their work and don't offer excuses as
to why they won't.
is the typical procedure for installing a driveway or parking lot?
will come in to do the prep work, which may involve just grading your
existing gravel base or removing the old asphalt or even excavation
of grass and dirt for the installation of gravel. The edges will be
squared off and cleaned up, and the grade will be determined with
a level and / or transit to ensure proper drainage. Once the gravel
is leveled off, it is rolled for maximum compaction. You are welcome
to drive on the gravel between the time of the prep work and the paving.
When the paving crew arrives, final grading will be done if necessary,
and then the driveway will be paved with 2" average compacted
hot mix asphalt (most parking lots are paved with 3" because
of heavier vehicles and more traffic volume). The asphalt is rolled
with a 4-ton vibratory roller for complete compaction and then "cold-rolled"
with a smaller 1-ton roller for a smooth finish. When they leave,
the crew will put caution tape across the end of the drive to prevent
accidental driving on the asphalt.
do I need to do when you come to do the paving?
If the asphalt
comes right up to the garage, the paving crew will need to be able
to access the first 10 feet inside the garage so the roller can create
a smooth transition between the garage floor and the asphalt. You
may either leave the door open or indicate how the crew can gain entry,
and they will close and lock the door when they are finished. It is
also necessary for the crew to have a source of water to fill the
rollers (they have their own hoses), so please make sure that your
outside water is turned on.
I need to do anything after the paving is done?
Your asphalt will
be the most susceptible to damage for the first 6-12 months after
it is installed. Most issues are merely cosmetic in nature (slight
surface scuffing from wheels turning sharply or minor indentations
from sharp objects), and will fade over the next few weeks as the
asphalt continues to cure.
any corrosive liquids on the asphalt (such as gasoline, transmission
fluid, anti freeze or oil), as they will cause damage to the surface.
If the finished
edges of your asphalt are higher than the surrounding lawn, we recommend
that you backfill (build up the sides with black dirt) the dirt and
then seed it. Without the proper side support, the asphalt edge is
more prone to cracking, particularly if a vehicle drives over the
edge of the asphalt. Please be sure to backfill.
long should I stay off the new asphalt?
We recommend that
you do not drive or park the car on the asphalt for at least 2 days
(3 days are better in very hot weather, because it takes longer for
the heat to escape the asphalt). You may walk on the asphalt right
away, but objects with sharp edges or narrow points (i.e. kickstands,
automobile jacks, ladders, etc.) should not be placed on the asphalt
for the first twelve months unless you put a board or steel plate
under the object to displace the weight and keep it from causing an
indentation in the asphalt. Try to keep very heavy vehicles (fuel
trucks, concrete trucks, etc.) off the asphalt for at least one month.
will the asphalt look like when you are finished?
black (kind of obvious), your asphalt finish may appear smoother in
some areas than others. Some of these variations are caused by the
physical make-up of asphalt itself (different sized stones, amount
of sand and liquid asphalt, etc.) while other variations are caused
by using hand tools rather than machinery in some areas. The durability
of your asphalt is in no way negatively affected by these variations,
but you may notice them.
is an overlay and is it appropriate for my needs?
An asphalt overlay
consists of paving over existing asphalt with 1.5" to 2"
of new asphalt with minor cracking or poor surface appearance. We
do not recommend overlays for severely cracked or very uneven asphalt,
as reflective cracking will undoubtedly occur. Our experienced salesmen
will be able to determine whether or not an overlay would be appropriate
for your drive or lot. Overlays are obviously a less expensive alternative
to replacement, but can only be expected to last 10-15 years, as opposed
to 25-30 years for new asphalt.
do I maintain my asphalt to keep it looking good for years to come?
that you seal your new asphalt within the first year (6-12 months),
and then every 3-4 years thereafter, depending on traffic volume and
personal preference. Our company uses very high quality sealer products
to ensure nice-looking and long-lasting coverage. Crack filling will
probably become necessary as the drive continues to age, because the
freeze-thaw cycle in Wisconsin will eventually cause some minor cracking
to occur. Our experienced maintenance crews can help keep your asphalt
looking great for many years to come.