Having a good curb appeal is helpful in feeling good about your home, and essential for maintaining your home. A driveway is usually the first thing people who visit or drive by, your home see. Not only does a nice driveway give you good curb appeal and a certain attractiveness, but it helps with your homes’ value as well. This is especially important if you ever decide to sell your home.
When it comes to your asphalt driveway you may be curious about what the specifications are and the requirements where you live. While each town, or city, may have different requirements, they are pretty similar.
Asphalt is a smooth and continuous surface, unlike another material like concrete may stop and start in certain places. It is durable and can withstand freezing and thawing. The best part about asphalt is it is designed for very heavy weight and flexes with it, whereas concrete will crack under a certain amount of weight.
The Specifications of a Driveway
The first part, or layer, of a driveway is called the subbase course. The second layer, made of stone, is called the base course. The majority of cities require this part to be four inches thick, while some may require it to be six inches. The top layer is the asphalt and should be two inches at a minimum.
As an expert team of paving contractors, you can rest assured that we know the requirements of each city or town in York and Adams County. While we provide this information to you, it is not your job to know what your town requires. Contact John Parichuk Paving today to schedule a free paving or sealcoating estimate. With more than 50 years experience, we are a company you can trust with your driveway.