VEFF wrote:Interesting, thanks.
Then I don't understand why they even bother; since it also means they have to come by twice instead of doing it all in one day, which is not something they would want to do obviously, if it could be avoided.
Someone on another forum said they did the same with him, and even said 2 months was a minimum! I think it went up to 2 months or so.....!!!
I think that is obviously overkill.
They may actually believe that the wait is good but it truly isn't necessary. I would guess, and it's only a guess, that it's in the contractors own self interest to wait and I'll explain.
A good profitable company will try to be efficient with their labor and material cost. It's actually more efficient to prepare several jobs in a certain area and then pave them all on the same day. As you know, asphalt needs to be applied while its hot. So if your drive requires 2.5 truck loads of asphalt and another drive 5 miles away requires 4.5 loads of asphalt it makes sense to do those two drives on the same day and share the asphalt. It would save the contractor two trips to the asphalt plant and two half loads of asphalt waste. Also, prep work and the actual application of the asphalt requires different equipment and usually different crew members.
I do know from my own experience that I can't get a small project of mine paved until the paving company has a crew in the area working other projects. But if I give them a parking lot, they run when I call.
If you feel good about the contractor, the workmanship and the price I would just wait.
Btw, regarding your second post.. one inch of asphalt is to thin.