03:21PM | 09/25/06
Member Since: 09/24/06
50 lifetime posts
First of all: Hi, this is my first post.

I just bought a 100 yr old house in ontario.

It is in decent condition, but it has a gravel driveway, which is a pain to shovel in the winter.

I would like to learn how to asphalt pave the driveway myself, but I have many questions.

Firstly, how would I mix the asphalt myself. Is this even possible, or do I have to rent a mixer?

Is it possible to buy asphalt mix in stores?

Does anyone have any tips for paving my driveway myself?

If it is too difficult, then maybe I should just hire some people.


04:54PM | 09/25/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Asphalt comes from the batch plant as a HOT mix. And it needs to be spread and worked in a limited time period.

It needs heavy equipment to spread and compact it.


There is a cold patch mix available at the home horror stores. But that is really designed for patching SMALL HOLES.

If you tried usling that the driveway would be, very expensive, very rough, and be gone after a year or two of freeze thaw cycles.

VEry hard work, but concerete modular pavers is a DIY project.


01:47PM | 07/24/14
Paving can be a difficult process. Paving something as big as a driveway is even more difficult than smaller paving jobs. If you haven't done anything like it before then it might be better to hire a paving contractor to do it for you. It will save you time and frustration.
Shelly Slader |


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