Asphalt driveways are the most durable driveway that can be built. However, there are many important facets to constructing a well-functioning, strong, and aesthetically pleasing asphalt surface.  Asphalt driveways are not as simplistic as they seem, and proper knowledge of subsoil, drainage, and base preparation is key to asphalt longevity.


When it comes to constructing an asphalt driveway, @BradleyAsphalt uses some of the tried and tested asphalt construction methods we have been using since the 1980s.


Our Full-depth asphalt construction involves excavating the soil to a depth of at least 6 inches, then laying a base layer of crushed stone or aggregate to support the asphalt surface. The base layer is typically 4 to 6 inches thick and is compacted to ensure stability and drainage, which is vital in Colorado. Afterward, a binder layer of asphalt is applied, followed by a top layer of asphalt, which is typically 2 inches thick. The asphalt is then compacted and tested for correct water runoff.  We then inspect the final product for smoothness and finish of joints.


The full-depth asphalt construction method is preferred because it provides a strong and durable driveway that can withstand heavy traffic and harsh weather conditions. It also provides good drainage, which is important for preventing water damage.   We are proud of our long-standing relationships with our clients and continually maintain their asphalt surfaces to prolong their lifespan.


It’s important to note that proper maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity of an asphalt driveway. Regular sealing and filling of cracks can help prevent water damage which leads to potholes and unraveling.


If you are needing any advice on your driveway decisions, call us for a free estimate and we will be glad to help.


Call: Duane Bradley – 303 467-0631