Here are some tips to keep your asphalt in good condition:
New asphalt is soft and pliable…keep vehicles off new asphalt for 24 hours when possible. If you must drive on it, wait at least 8 hours and do not turn tires while stopped.
Driving on or over edges of new asphalt will cause cracks and crumbling.
Protect from concentrated weight by not parking heavy vehicles for a week.
Avoid turning on your asphalt unless the vehicle is in motion. This will cause divots.
Prolong appearance and life of asphalt by cleaning up oil and chemical spills as soon as possible.
When it comes to fuel spills, diesel or regular unleaded gasoline will destroy or severely damage the asphalt…clean up immediately.
Avoid driving heavy equipment such as large trucks on your new asphalt if it was not designed to handle heavy equipment.