Premium Paving Inc. strives to educate our customers in the Durham Region. On this page, you will find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about residential and commercial paving. Should you not find the answer to your specific question listed here, please feel free to contact us directly via phone or email.
Q. What is the process involved in paving my driveway or parking lot?
A. First, we’ll visit your site and offer you a written proposal indicating an estimated timeframe for the work. Second, if there’s an existing driveway, it will be removed to inspect the conditions of the base. Following that, gravel will be placed to provide an adequate grade, which will then be compacted using rollers. The compacted stone or gravel will be left alone for approximately four weeks, after which we will return to place the asphalt.
The asphalt is spread using an industrial spreader, thus ensuring proper thickness, and is compacted using static rollers to provide a high-quality finish. In the case of parking lots that require line striping, the striping of parking lines will be done after the asphalt has set. We recommend letting the asphalt and striping cool and set for at least three days before parking your vehicles.
Q. If I give you my project to be paved, how do I know you will show up when scheduled?
A. There are a lot of variables in the paving business that can change our schedule, including equipment and plant breakdowns, heavy traffic, adverse weather conditions and cars being moved. However, scheduling is very important to Premium Paving; we will show up when scheduled. Should problems arise in the field that may delay our schedule in any way, rest assured you’ll be notified in advance.
Q. What if your job requires more than just paving, such as the completion of preliminary site work or the removal of severely damaged paving before new paving can be placed?
A. That’s no problem at Premium Paving. We can take care of grading, placement of gravel stone sub-base and any and every other aspect of the paving process.
Q. What if our project is very small – or very large?
A. At Premium Paving, we’re fully equipped to handle your paving project, no matter its size. Our crews complete projects ranging from small residential driveways to medium-sized commercial or church parking lots to large parking lots and industrial sites. Regardless of the size of your job, from a small parking area to an expansive commercial lot, you can be assured that you’ll receive quality pavement from Premium Paving. Call us for more information or to request an estimate for your next project.
Q. Where can I find information regarding street parking permits while my driveway work is being completed?
A. If you plan to have your driveway paved or resurfaced and you must park on the street overnight, contact the corresponding office for your municipality (see contact info sheet) prior to the work taking place and provide your name, phone number, street address and list of vehicles involved. You will be allowed to leave your vehicle on the street for 24 hours only, provided:
You can also find more information regarding street parking permits from the following websites: