Asphalt Paving FAQS


When left alone, asphalt cracks and potholes can cause severe damage over time and will ultimately lead to asphalt failure. Asphalt deteriorates from environmental elements, such as UV sun rays, rain, snow, extreme temperatures, gas, oils, grease, salt, and more.

These Warning signs let you know it’s time for paving or asphalt repair services: 

  • Deep Cracks   

  • Alligator

  • potholes

  • weed or plant 

  • uneven patching 

  • Depression and holes 

  • Broken and loose asphalt 

  • discoloration

Q: Can you repair my existing driveway?


Asphalt is the easiest paving surface to repair. There are many repair options a Legacy Paving team member can discuss with you. For most repair services, it is best to consult a professional. 

Q – What is an overlay and is it appropriate for my needs?


On some occasions, it is possible to apply a new layer of asphalt over an old layer. A qualified asphalt paving professional will need to inspect the site to make that determination. Unfortunately, overlays are often done on pavement surfaces that should be repaired or replaced entirely. At Legacy Paving, we will only overlay when we are sure that option the best choice for the integrity and durability of the surface.


Q: What is the typical procedure for installing a driveway or parking lot?

our crew prepares the base to make sure the sub-grade drains properly, plus is built to the required specifications to support the anticipated load bearing needs. A second crew arrives with the paving equipment and product. Asphalt is placed in one, two, or 3 layers, depending on the required specifications.

Q-How Often should we sealcoat our driveway/parking lot?

If new pavement is installed. We recommend waiting 1yr for the asphalt to properly cure and harden. Every 2 to 5 years depending on wear and tear. 

Q-What’s the Common Causes of Pavement Failure?

The price of ignoring pavement distress is costly and a liability you and your family can’t afford.

Here are the most common causes of distressed pavement:

1. Neglect of preventive maintenance — widespread cracking, oxidized pavement, and faded striping are most likely the signs of an irregular or reactive maintenance plan.

2. Elemental and weather-related damage — your asphalt surfaces are vulnerable to harmful elements and harsh weather, including: freeze-thaw cycles, excess water, oils, and U.V. damage. You cannot stop natural elemental damage, but you can fight back and correct signs of distress before it’ll cost a fortune to fix.

3. Heavy traffic loads — repeated exposure to heavy vehicle traffic results in raveling, rutting, and the creation of potholes.

4. Insufficient water drainage — an inadequate number of catch basins (or ones that are poorly located) as well as damaged or clogged drains can result in stagnant water. You should periodically check your inlets and in-lot drainage systems to ensure they are free of debris and obstructions.

We recommend regular property walkthroughs so you can monitor the health of your pavement and spot potential issues before they warrant major repairs.

Q –  How much should I budget for a new driveway?

Each project is unique and there are a number of different factors that could affect the overall total cost for the job. 

Q: How long will a new asphalt driveway or parking lot last?

With a properly installed asphalt surface, using good product, customers can expect the asphalt surface to last 30 or more years. With proper maintenance, many projects can last 40 to 50 years.

Q: Do you offer a warranty on your work?

All our work is covered for 12 months.

Q: What will the asphalt look like when you are finished?

When your asphalt pavement is brand new the surface is very black. Sometimes, you may be able to notice roller marks and some areas where hand work was done may be more visible. After a short time of usage, however, the surface will blend together and have a very smooth appearance.

Q: How do I maintain my asphalt to keep it looking good for years to come?


There are many things you can do to keep your asphalt paving looking great. Killing weeds along the edges, treating any oil or gas spills, filling any open cracks, and keeping the pavement sealed will greatly extend the life of any asphalt surface.

Q: Do you service my location 

located in Cleveland oh. Our service radius is up to 30 miles & more depending on size of the project. 

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