Most contractors assume that the existing driveway always has to be removed to install a paver driveway. Not so! If the asphalt is in good condition, even with some minor imperfections, using the existing asphalt driveway as a base can make pavers more affordable and decrease installation time, both of which can increase the potential customer base.
Follow along on this tutorial from our friends at Cambridge Pavers as they go over the steps to laying pavers over asphalt, including:
- Spot checking base with a core drill or excavation
- Applying stone dust to fill in cracks or to level
- Drilling drainage or weep holes
- Adjusting grade near the road and garage
- Adding a trench drain near the garage
- Laying geotextile fabric
- Screeding and bedding sand—1″ ASTM C33 sand
- Laying pavers as normal!
If you need materials or advice for your Long Island masonry project, Astro is here to help! Stop by our Deer Park showroom and outdoor displays to pick up pavers, base materials, and more. Delivery available!