A good asphalt job requires a few things to consider, like drainage, soil, and base.
Drainage is an important part of any pave way and you shouldn’t allow water to form puddles at the blacktop (that is usually not an issue on level ground). If your ground slopes, though, then the finished pavement should slope at 1/4 inch per foot. The soil should also be taken into consideration when laying down some asphalt. Different soil types have different strength characteristics and they will react differently to the weight of the pavement. It is essential to know the characteristics of the soil to prevent any depressions or cracks in the asphalt.
The base is also an important factor in asphalt — it is the key to a crack-resistant surface. The base and the soil beneath support the loads that are placed on the driveway, which means that the base has to be strong.
If you want your asphalt job to be done properly the first time, then you should contact Outdoor Life, Inc. at (704) 640-8880.