Norman Ruck Excavating & Paving Office: (207) 284-5260
Norman Ruck: (207) 229-3261
Lance Ruck: (207) 590-1439
Wade Ruck: (207) 286-4678
Norman Ruck Excavating & Paving, Inc.
7 Proctor Road Biddeford, ME 04005 US
Phone: (207) 284-5260
Is an Asphalt Driveway the right choice?
Whether you call them asphalt driveways, black top driveways, tar driveways or paved driveways… they’re all the same!
Asphalt driveways are more common in the Northern states to withstand the frost, freezing and thawing verses Southern states that use concrete and concrete pavers because they don't have to worry about the frost, corrosive salts and general winter weather damage.
Asphalt responds better to freeze and thaw whereas concrete would crack. The black color of asphalt also heats up faster, melting snow and ice on the driveway and roads faster than concrete.
The installation of a new asphalt driveway can take as little as a day or two after the sub-grade preparation. The sub-grade prep takes about a day for the average driveway and is one of the most important factors giving your driveway a solid bed to lay your asphalt. If you don't have solid base, it's like placing a sheet of glass on your mattress and laying on it. We recommend giving up to 5 days for your driveway to cure.
If your asphalt driveway requires a tremendous amount of patching and repairs, sometimes it's best to remove the old asphalt, re-grade and pave. If your driveway needs minor repair, you can usually top coat the driveway with asphalt. A reputable paving company should evaluate and determine if the sub-grade is suitable to re-pave the asphalt driveway on the existing soil or needs to be excavated and supplied a new base gravel, crushed gravel, graded and re-paved for a solid, long lasting driveway.
Driveways require maintenance such as crack filling, seal coating and edging to maximize the life of expectancy and appearance for up to 5 years.
Established in 1971, Norman Ruck Excavating & Paving is a full-service, family-owned and operated paving company located in Biddeford, Maine. We service all of Southern Maine and specialize in commercial and residential parking lot construction, road building, and driveway installation.
Driveways & Roads
Patch Work & Repairs
Gravel & Loam Work
All Paving & Grading
Water & Sewer Lines
Digging & Back-filling Foundations