Asphalt Driveways

Asphalt Driveway Design

The design of your proposed driveway (or path) is up to the individual. Our professional estimator comes to you and discusses with you the shape and design that would work, and look, best for your site. Asphalt is extremely versatile and can be shaped quite easily around existing gardens, lawn areas and structures were required. We take the manoeuvrability of vehicles entering or exiting your property into account as well as potential impacts from drainage and nearby trees.

Asphalt Driveways

Brisbane – Gold Coast – Redland Bay – Sunshine Coast

Edging can be a great addition to your driveway and there are many different options you can take for example – concrete, brick, timber. Another great cost effective idea is to keep any soil excavated when preparing your driveway and build up the sides for extra support, you could plant some small shrubs (something with a week root that will not compromise the asphalt) or Mondo grass.

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Construction Process of Laying An Asphalt Driveway Brisbane

It is essential for all asphalt and paving jobs that you have discussed your needs with our estimator. Once this is finalised and a written quote is accepted Asphalt Concepts estimator will schedule a date with you to commence works. Asphalt Concepts estimator will liaise with our management and job supervisors about all aspects of the project so they know exactly what is required from them to complete the job to your expectations. Our supervisor will introduce themselves on the day and have a discussion with you as to what the process entails. We invite any questions on the day and are more than happy to explain any procedures. In some cases we may need to arrange Traffic Control to ensure the safety of your neighbours and any visitors to your street.

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The following is a guide only as each job is unique and requires professional assessment by our estimator

  • Any tree roots, stumps or other invasive shrubbery removed. This is usually conducted in the days leading up to the project start date.

  • Vegetation and top soil excavated to the shape of your new driveway design.
  • Site excavated to the required depth, ensuring all soft and unsuitable materials are removed (muddy clays). Drains placed if required.
  • Sub-base gravel materials placed and compacted any, Asphalt Concepts Pty Ltd usually like to use 150mm-200mm of sub base materials (other companies usually use 100mm) to ensure that you have the best possible foundation for your asphalt top. The sub base is compacted using a ride on vibratory roller or a pedestrian roller (where the operator walks behind the roller) these machines compact a moistened sub base to form a hard stable surface for the asphalt, if you have a quite soft ground it may be suggested that you cement stabilise ( this is the process of adding cement to the sub base to create a stronger platform for your asphalt). Once the sub base has been compacted it will have a smooth flat appearance. In some cases if the site is particularly prone to weeds we will treat the sub base with a weed control.
  • Emulsion is then sprayed to the area to provide a strong bond for the asphalt (think of it like glue)
  • Hot mix asphalt is then placed and compacted. Asphalt Concepts will use 25mm to 30mm (after compaction) of asphalt on your average domestic driveway.