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Beautiful Driveway Paving in Riverside, CT

Are you looking for top-notch driveway paving services in Riverside, CT? Look no further than All Star Paving & Sealing. With years of experience and a dedication to quality, our team offers comprehensive asphalt paving solutions to meet your needs.

Our Recent Driveway Paving Success in Riverside CT

A residential homeowner in Riverside, CT, contacted All Star due to severe issues with their residential pavement. The existing driveway was crumbling and riddled with potholes, creating an eyesore and hazard. The homeowner needed a clean, durable solution and opted for a full driveway replacement with an expansion and decorative borders.

driveway pavingOur project began with excavating the existing pavement. We carefully removed all deteriorated asphalt, leaving the base material intact. This method ensures stability and reduces unnecessary waste. After excavating, we expanded the upper portion of the driveway to provide additional space for the homeowner’s vehicles. To future-proof the property, we installed an electrical conduit across the driveway. This step facilitates future electrical needs, such as lighting or security systems. Next, we supplied and installed process aggregate in the expanded area to ensure a stable foundation.


One of the standout features of this project was the installation of Belgium block curbing along the asphalt’s borders. This decorative element enhances the aesthetic appeal and provides structural support. After installing the curbing, we finished grading the area to ensure proper drainage and completed the installation process.

Professional driveway replacement offers numerous benefits to property owners. Fresh, black asphalt enhances curb appeal and increases residential property values. It provides a smooth, safe surface for vehicles and pedestrians, reducing the risk of damage or injury. Additionally, incorporating features like decorative borders adds a personalized touch that can set your property apart.

Our asphalt removal and replacement service involves a careful process. We start by disposing of all the existing asphalt and preparing the base, which is then fine-graded and compacted with a large vibratory roller to ensure it is ready for the new layer. This approach guarantees durable and long-lasting asphalt.

The Riverside homeowner was thrilled with the results of their asphalt driveway paving project. “All Star transformed our property! Their attention to detail and professionalism were outstanding,” they commented.

Got an old, broken asphalt driveway? Don’t just replace it! Upgrade your residential property with the help of All Star Paving & Sealing!

If your pavement is showing signs of wear and tear, or if you’re simply looking to upgrade your property’s exterior, consider a professional asphalt driveway paving service from All Star Paving & Sealing.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can transform your residential property!

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All Star is the Informed Decision Maker’s Bedford Driveway Contractor

A local academic had decided that he needed a Bedford driveway contractor to replace his old and worn out driveway. He realized after doing a bit of research that a blacktop surface would do much better with the elements and would provide a nice curb appeal too. While the mathematician was conducting his research he noticed that many Bedford residents were recommending the best driveway contractor in Bedford, which was All Star Paving & Sealing, so he called us to get an estimate.

The experts with All Star Paving & Sealing arrived at the home to give the homeowner an estimate. We thoroughly examined the current driveway, then gave the homeowner the estimate. The homeowner went inside for a few minutes, then came back out and said he worked all the numbers out and that sounded like a fair and honest estimate, because he is a mathematician and hired us for the driveway replacement. The crew was scheduled to start first thing Monday morning and the crew arrived and started the project. By Friday, the new driveway was installed and looked great. The customer told the crew that he appreciated the quality craftsmanship and professionalism that we all possessed. The customer said he was glad that he did the research for the best driveway contractor Bedford homeowner could trust, which was All Star Paving & Sealing. Our company and crew did an excellent job and at an affordable price that he was happy with.

Asphalt Repair Repair in Darien, CT

We were scheduled to give service to a homeowner in Darien. The homeowner hired All Star Paving & Sealing to do his Darien Asphalt repair for his driveway. The driveway had become uneven in several spots, and cracks were also present. The crew arrived promptly as scheduled, and started the repairs. The crew finished the repairs, then had the customer look over the driveway. We explained to the customer that if he had sealcoating applied to his driveway it would protect the asphalt driveway, and it would protect the driveway from cracks and other issues so the customer asked us to proceed and sealcoat the driveway. The crew returned the following day to do the sealcoating. The sealcoating was completed, and the customer looked at it and couldn’t believe the difference. The customer said the driveway looks brand new. We asked him where he heard about All Star Paving, and he said he found us when he searched on Google. He asked us did we know that there was so many great feedback from past customers. The customer returned online and left us a review that said, “The All Star Paving did an excellent job on my driveway. I hired them to do repairs, then added sealcoating. The driveway looks great. The crew were professional, qualified, and my driveway has never looked this good, ever. Thank you.”

All Star Paving & Sealing would like to thank you for trusting us with your driveway, and home. We also wanted to let you know that we provide other services that may benefit you and your driveway. All Star Paving & Sealing provides driveway maintenance, repairs, installations, and snow removal. Contact All Star Paving & Sealing for all your driveway problems, as we have a solution.



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Rural Homeowner gets Asphalt Driveway for Incoming Guests

All Star Paving received a call from a homeowner in Trumbull, CT. The homeowner lived in the country, and his driveway was a long and winding gravel driveway. The homeowner wanted to see if All Star Paving could replace the long and winding gravel driveway into a Trumbull asphalt driveway. The homeowner wanted the Trumbull asphalt driveway at his home for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons is that the driveway would be more inviting to any guests arriving at his home, and the other reason is the asphalt driveway would be easier to clear during snow and ice season. The All Star Paving agreed to meet with the homeowner to inspect the current gravel driveway, and give the homeowner an estimate for a Trumbull asphalt driveway.

The All Star Paving techs arrived at the home in the country as scheduled, then measured the driveway, and gave the homeowner a price that the homeowner couldn’t resist. The homeowner was ready to get the asphalt driveway installed, so the All Star Paving crew arrived two days later and started the asphalt paving. The long and winding driveway took the crew four days to complete, but when the asphalt driveway was done the homeowner was ecstatic on how nice the asphalt driveway looked. The homeowner said he didn’t have to worry about the winter months now that he had his Trumbull asphalt driveway installed by All Star Paving. All Star Paving provides excellent asphalt driveways in Trumbull, CT.

New Canaan Sealcoating Preserves Parking Lot

All Star Paving and Sealing was called out to New Canaan to do a parking lot sealcoating service for a customer, Floyd. His parking lot was in overall good shape, but the sealcoating would preserve the asphalt, and add a new attractive appeal. The All Star Paving and Sealing crew arrived on time as scheduled, and begun the sealcoating process. We worked continuously until the sealcoating was completed. Floyd Baker came out and did a final inspection on the parking lot once we finished. He said we did a great job. He said it looked great. Floyd told us he found us on Google, because he was looking for a company in the area. He always wanted to do business with a company in town. He said he also decided to go with us over our competitors because we had so many good reviews from past customers.

All Star Paving and Sealing would like to thank you for choosing us, and trusting us with your parking lot. We are New Canaan’s asphalt specialists. We also wanted to let you know that we provide snow plowing and snow removal, parking lot maintenance, along with many other services. Give All Star Paving and Sealing a call and set up one of our other services.

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When Can I Drive Or Park On New Asphalt?

When a homeowner is considering having a new asphalt driveway installed, one of the most important questions a homeowner would like to know is when they will be able to use the driveway. It can be an inconvenience to not be able to drive or park in the driveway, but refraining from doing so for the appropriate time will ensure that there will be no damage to the new asphalt.

The answer to this question can depend on a few factors. One of these factors is the time of the year that the asphalt was laid. In most cases, the homeowner can drive and park on new asphalt within three days. If the new asphalt was added to the home sometime in the hot months of summer, then the homeowner may want to wait a few extra days. The hot weather can add an increased temperature to the asphalt, and the asphalt will hold in this added heat. This can make the new asphalt susceptible to structure damages.

New asphalt can take between six months to a year to fully harden and cure. This time the new asphalt is very susceptible to structural and physical damage. The new asphalt can take on scuff marks in the heat along with becoming very hot. The scuff marks will go away as the new asphalt cures or the temperature cools down.

Walking on the new asphalt can be done in 24 hours, but you should not walk on the new asphalt with high heels or shoes with points. The heels can dig into the new asphalt, causing ruts and holes in the new asphalt. Any sharp shoes such as heels or soccer cleats need to stay off the concrete until it has fully cured.

While the asphalt is curing, these tips will keep the asphalt safe:

*No driving on the asphalt for up to three days, longer if the temperature is hot
*Don’t drive on the edges of the asphalt.
*Try not to use motorcycle or bike stands on the uncured asphalt.
*No heavy trucks on the asphalt.
*Avoid pouring gas or oil on the asphalt.

These tips are just added insurance for producing a safe new asphalt. Driving on new asphalt can usually be done within three days, but the weather can change this. Ask your asphalt contractor to be sure when you can drive or park on the new asphalt.

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How Can I Tell If A Quality Job Was Performed On My Asphalt Project?

Quality work is expected when it comes to your asphalt project. Asphalt that is done with quality can provide a life expectancy of over ten years for the homeowner. How do you know if your asphalt project was done with the quality it needs to last long? A homeowner can check the asphalt project and see if quality and care was used on the asphalt.

When the contractor and employees show up to do the asphalt project, it is important that they remain professional. They should all work and conduct themselves in a proper, professional manner. The workers should not slack, but work throughout the day, minus their breaks and lunch. The workers should make sure that they keep the property clean and safe while working.

The asphalt employees will start by clearing the area to prepare it for the asphalt. The asphalt will be laid and the employees will then compact the asphalt. Once these steps are completed, the employees will tie off the asphalt so that nobody walks or drives on the asphalt. The employees will clean up and pack up everything, and the contractor will have you come out and check the asphalt.

The asphalt should look smooth without any bumps with a black color to surface. There will be no cracks or holes in the asphalt. The contractor may come out and check the asphalt again the next day. After a few days, the asphalt should be very firm and hard. Walk across the asphalt to make sure that it feels sturdy. If there are not any weak places or cracks, then the project was done with quality.

Let a month go by, then check the asphalt again. Is the asphalt still crack free? Does water run off the asphalt, or does it stand on top of the asphalt? If you notice the water runs off, then the asphalt has been installed properly.

If all of these details are positive, then the asphalt project was done with high quality and craftsmanship. The contractor has supplied you with quality asphalt and work. The asphalt will just need to be maintained to provide a long life. This is your job as the homeowner! Keep the asphalt free of cracks and holes. Also make sure to have the seal coating applied every three years for your asphalt to truly last.

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New Canaan Belgium Block & Paving

In New Canaan, our customer, Melissa was in need of having her driveway paved and a Belgium block curbing installed. Melissa had been a repeat client who loved our previous work.  Overtime, weather conditions had put a toll on the pavement. We scheduled an appointment and were able to get out there the following week. We paved their driveway and added the Belgium block curbing, which added great curb appeal and character to the home’s landscape.                                      

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Darien Resident Gets New Driveway

In Darien, our loyal customer, Larry Watson, had been a long-time customer. He has referenced us to his family and we paved his driveway years ago. Over the years, there had been much wear and tear with the end result of needing to be paved, again. Larry knew he could trust us to do a good job, as referenced by his previous business. He scheduled an appointment with us and we arrived on time.  In his case, we ripped out his current driveway and paved it. The new look was a rich black, which looked sharp and brand new! Larry loved his new driveway. To see our work, check out the before and after photos posted below!

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Are There Different Types Of Asphalt And If So, What Should I Use?

When it comes to asphalt, you have many choices as homeowners. There are three different grades available in asphalt. The grades available are I-2, also known as base; I-5, known as top ;and the I-4 or commercial top grades. The difference in the tree grades are that the I-2 or base consists of ¾ inches of stone. The base grade is generally used in corn stabilizing level. The I-5 or top is commonly used for homeowners and businesses. I-4 or Commercial top consist of a mixture of ¾ inches of stone and is used when added stability ans strength is needed for the asphalt.

These are the different grades of asphalt, but are there any different types of asphalt? The answer is yes: there are two different types of asphalt available for homeowners, including 41A and 41B. The two types of asphalt are very similar, but they do have a slight difference. The 41A is also known as the driveway mix, as it is commonly used for driveways. The 41A has a mixture of rock and sand that is very fine in diameter with an oil content up to a 6.0%. The oil content is added to the mixture to combine, then applied to the area for the asphalt driveway. The mixture can have more oil added to it. If more oil is added, it can allow the sand and rock to hold together better. However, doing this can make the asphalt susceptible to marks and weight problems.

On the other hand the 41B type allows the rock and sand mixture to be larger. As large as 5/8 of an inch big. The oil content is also dropped the 5% on the 41B. What is the advantage of the larger rocks and sand, along with the oil drop? This creates an asphalt that allows for heavier load applications on the asphalt, including up to one ton of weight. There is one disadvantage of having the 41B type and this would be that the surface is not smooth due to the larger rocks and sand mixture.

Which one should a homeowner choose? Which is the best type of asphalt? Both of the types of asphalt are great, it simply depends on the needs of the homeowner. If a homeowner needs a heavier weight load, then the 41B asphalt type should be selected. For ordinary driveway use, then the 41A is the choice that most homeowners choose.

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