One of your largest single investments in the appearance of your home is your driveway. With over 33 years of experience, Norwest Blacktop has expertise to provide you with the highest return for your dollars spent. Coupled with proper preparation, equipment and knowledge, our residential asphalt paving makes your driveway’s appearance and strength second to none. Norwest Blacktop will make sure any necessary permits or pre-paving requirements are taken care of so that the work on your driveway is implemented in the proper progression. Our crews take great care while working around your landscaping to prevent any disturbances. Norwest Blacktop is fully insured and bonded, and we provide free written estimates and consultations.
Our preparation crew will come in to do the prep work, which may involve just grading your existing gravel base or removing the old asphalt/concrete or even excavation of grass and dirt for the installation of gravel. The grade will be determined with a level and / or transit to ensure proper drainage. Once the gravel is leveled off, it is rolled for maximum compaction. We usually wait about a week before we do the paving, so that any settling of the base can be touched and the aggregate base is at its highest strength to allow us to achieve maximum compaction of your new asphalt mat. You are welcome to drive on the gravel between the time of the prep work and the paving. Our paving crew will final grading your driveway if necessary, and then pave with 2″ finish thick compacted hot mix asphalt mat. The asphalt is rolled with a 4-ton vibratory roller for complete compaction and then “finish-rolled” with a smaller 1-ton roller for a final compaction of the asphalt. When they leave, the crew will put caution tape across the end of the drive to prevent accidental driving on the asphalt.