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FAQ

It usually takes 1-3 business days for us to give a quote.

There are a few things that can affect how long your paving lasts such as the weather and the stability of the base but usually paving stays in good condition between 7-10 years before some maintenance is required.

Our service area is Barrie, to Oshawa to Oakville and everything in between!

Yes, as of recently we do regular as well as larger residential driveways.

The quality of our asphalt is extremely important to us. In order to ensure that our customers get the very best products, we only purchase asphalt from reliable, reputable and experienced suppliers. Our suppliers’ asphalt is often used for municipal projects, where quality is highly scrutinized.

We do! We offer a 1 year warranty on all of our projects, and then a 2 year warranty for a small additional cost.

Resurfacing is the process of adding a whole new layer of asphalt over existing pavement, whereas sealcoating is the process of adding a thin protective layer of liquid over your asphalt to help safeguard it against the chemicals, moisture, and UV rays.

Some customers prefer concrete to asphalt as a paving solution. While it is typically more expensive than asphalt, concrete provides a different look, requires less maintenance, and tends to outlive asphalt surfaces.

Maintenance is the key to maximizing the life of your driveway. Particularly at the edges, it’s important that you keep your surface tidy and invest in proper landscaping. You may even want to consider adding a border to help stabilize your pavement.

To start, we provide you with a free quote outlining the scope of work for your project and its total cost. As we own our own large fleet of vehicles and machinery, we are able to handle all elements of the project—from preparing the area to laying the subgrade to applying the asphalt or concrete mixture. We even return to provide finishing touches, such as sealcoating and line striping.

Asphalt parking lots should last for a minimum of 10 – 15 years. However, they can last up to 30 years, depending on the climate where you live, the amount of traffic your asphalt sees, and how well you maintain your asphalt parking lot over the journey.

When you’ve noticed that the top layer of your surface is showing signs of wear and tear but your subgrade remains stable, you might consider resurfacing your parking lot as opposed to making normal repairs.

Concrete is a common paving mixture that is made up of water, aggregate, and cement. While these are the essential components of concrete, aggregate types differ from mixture to mixture. One mixture may use rock, while another might use sand or gravel.

Yes. Like any paving material, concrete requires maintenance—albeit less than what asphalt requires—in order to maximize its lifespan. Beyond keeping it clean and tidy, you may also need to remove stains, apply sealers, and perform the occasional repair.

After new asphalt has been paved, it’s recommended that you wait at least 24 hours and up to 72 hours before allowing traffic. Weather also plays a role in how quickly your asphalt dries. High temperatures delay the drying process in many cases.

While concrete tends to have a longer lifespan, asphalt is significantly more affordable, it dries faster, and it is easier to repair.

It’s recommended that you clean debris from your asphalt regularly, sealcoat your surface every few years, and make repairs whenever you notice cracks and potholes. This will prevent more costly repairs down the road and maximize the lifespan of your asphalt.

At Empire Paving, we believe in honesty and transparency. We do our best to provide you with an accurate quote upfront, so that you don’t have to anticipate paying additional or hidden fees after the job has been completed.

When your asphalt contractor arrives on site, it’s important that you fully understand the paving schedule so that you can prepare for any downtime affecting your business. Also, make sure that there are no vehicles or objects inhibiting the area that is to be paved.

It’s recommended that you stay off your new asphalt surface for a minimum of one to two days and up to three days after it has been paved.

At Empire Paving, we specialize in not only commercial asphalt paving but also maintenance and repairs. If your GTA business needs asphalt repair work, rest assured that our knowledgeable and experienced team will be able to restore it to top condition.

Hot mix asphalt is used on most large paving projects, as it is stronger and more durable than cold mix asphalt. Cold mix asphalt, while more affordable, is typically regarded as only a temporary solution. It is significantly weaker and less durable than hot mix asphalt and usually lasts for only a season or two.

In addition to routine maintenance and repairs, sealcoating your surface every few years will go a long way towards protecting your asphalt from the elements and help maintain its smooth, pitch black appearance.

In the winter, asphalt dries faster, leaving contractors little time to smooth the asphalt surface. Often this produces small bumps and ridges in the asphalt. In the summer, on the other hand, asphalt takes longer to set, so contractors are allowed a more flexible timeline.