Does Your Home Need A New Driveway?
Driveway grading and asphalt paving in a home construction project can be a significant part of the budget. Installed right and maintained well, a paved driveway will last 20 years or more. Done wrong, and an asphalt driveway can fail within five years. Unfortunately, there are many paving companies in New Hampshire who will cut corners on many of the important parts of your driveway.
The secret is in the base.
The strength of a paved driveway is not in the asphalt - it is in a properly prepared base. At Sarette & Son Excavation, we don't skimp on the gravels - It's our priority.
Not all driveways are paved.
Gravel driveway maintenance begins with checking the grade and crown of the driveway.
Our first concern with any gravel driveway is drainage.
Gravel driveways need to be lower on the edges or you will not have a driveway - you will have a riverbed!
Site drainage determines the success or failure of a gravel driveway.
It is impossible to keep a low gravel driveway from washing out. Simply grading a gravel driveway that is too low is not a solution that will last.
When you call us for an estimate
, we will tell you if it is necessary to add new crushed gravel to build it back up.
Once we have built up the crown and pitch for the driveway
, we will dress the edges to ensure your new gravel driveway stays intact.
Whether it is asphalt or gravel, at Steve Sarette & Son Excavation we will always recommend your best course of action.