For Driveway Grading: Your Contractor Should Know the Proper Slope for Your Driveway
To avoid premature deterioration, driveways need to drain properly. At B & S Contracting, we carefully study your old driveway to determine the right slope.
It’s our job to create a surface that drains water away from the house to a lower elevation. If needed, we may have to add a trench drain to achieve optimal results.
Although any paving contractor will be constrained by the natural topography of the property, there is a “sweet spot” that is neither too flat or too steep. We find that spot!
The Real Strength of Your Asphalt Driveway: The Blacktop Sub-Base
Proper sloping is one critical element to longlasting driveway wear. The other is a strong base. It’s essential for preventing water from puddling, as well as preventing the soil from weakening and causing frost heaving.
A 6” compacted 21-A aggregate will provide a good solid foundation for a driveway.
Additionally, at B & S Contracting, we place gravel in layers. The gravel is then graded smooth and compacted with a heavy rolling machine.
As a reputable paving asphalt company, B & S Contracting uses mechanical compaction of the base to ensure a longlasting driveway. Give us a call. 540.886.8886.