Taking Care of Your New Asphalt

Since the liquid in blacktop needs time to harden and cure, usually 6-12 months, your driveway will remain soft and pliable until then. You may walk on your new driveway immediately, but keep automobile traffic off it for at least 3 full days and longer in hotter tempatures. Even after the blacktop has cured, do not expect it tob be as hard as concrete.

Your new blacktop will soften and harden as temperatures rise and fall. Watering down your driveway with a hose on hot days will cool and temporaily harden the blacktop.  This is helpful but not mandatory. If soap suds should appear do not be alarmed.  This is a reaction between the diesel fuel found in blacktop and a high chlorine content found in some city water. Although every effort is made to avoid puddles in your driveway, some small ones are inevitable depending on the natural slope and drainage of your ground. 

Blacktop is scarred by automobiles starting out too fast, pulling in too quickly and just plain driving too fast.  During the first 6--12 months while your driveway is curing don't park in the same spot every time. Do not turn your steering wheel back and forth when your car is not moving. 

Avoid using jack stands or car ramps unless a piece of plywood is placed under thenm to help distribute the weight.

Excessive weight from large heavy vehicles can jdepress your new blacktop.

The edges are the weakest part of your driveway due to the lack of side support. Avoid driving on the edges since they will crack and crumble in time.

Avoid gasoline, oil, anti-freeze, power steering and transmission fluid spills and leaks. These will dilute the liquid asphalt in your blacktop. Any hole left by these spills should be filled with cold patch.  Any hairline cracks that may have developed over the winter due to the contraction and expansion of the ground should be filled with crack filler. Moser Paving, Inc. does crack filling.

Residential and Commercial Paving

Excavation & Demolition

Moser Paving, Inc. does excavating for pipeline trenches, Mobile home pads as well as repair drainage systems. We also do demolition of old buildings, etc. and haul the debris away.

Equipment Rental with Operator

We offer various kinds of equipment for rent with an operator.  There is a 4 hour minimum and time is figured from portal to portal

Commercial Underground

  • Storm & Foundation Drain
  • Water line, fire line & Backfill
  • Sewer lines and manholes
  • Erosion control
  • Building Pads
  • Storm Drain Piping
  • Paver Ditch and holes
  • Parking and curb preparation
  • Clear and Grub
  • Geo Fabric on Parking lot

Seal Coat and Striping

To preserve your new driveway, it is advisable to seal coat it after it has been paved.  Sealing too soon, however, may cause damage to your new drive. The best time to seal is 3-12 months after it has been paved and every 2-3 years thereafter.

Because blacktop is naturally porous, water can seep into and through the paving. This not only causes deterioration, but results in ridges and upheaval due to frost and freezing.

Blacktop is also softened and broken up by gasoline, lube oil, grease, road salts and anti-freeze which drips from cars. Sealer protects blacktop with a coating that is impervious to these harmful elements.

Unprotected driveways remain porous, dry out, become rough and lose their life rapidly.

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Services We Provide

Moser Paving, Inc.

Shale, Granite & Gravel Deliveries

We soil and deliver shale, decomposed granite and gravel by the truck load at 10 or 20 yards at a time.

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