For over 35 years, DRS
LTD has built a reputation with many homeowners, businesses and
builders in the Dane County area as a contractor who provides honest
and sound recommendations for your project. If your job requires a
specific asphalt surface thickness, we will not cut any corners to
save a dollar now, when you will end up with regrets in the long run.
Our bidding process is done fair and specific to each job. Depending
on the weather, the paving season generally runs from May thru
On most high traffic or industrial
projects we generally recommend
a 3 inch asphalt thickness; paved in two separate layers for superior
compaction. 2 inches is a
fairly common for many residential projects; if occasional heavy
traffic 21/2 inch surface is recommended.
This option is more commonly used on
parking lots rather than driveways to save on replacement costs. An overlay is the
process where an 11/2" or 2" asphalt surface is put over an
existing pavement or cement without removing the original surface.
This process is most effective when the existing surface is not
completely deteriorated. Problems that are obviously related to an
unstable sub base, such as sink holes or large cracked areas,
generally need to be repaired first. However, these types of problem
areas do not completely rule out an overlay option, they would just
need to be corrected first.
DRS LTD has been using
a patented rubberized asphalt surface with the overlay process, and it
has proven to be a great product. This technology has been utilized
for over a decade now and has proven to withstand our tough Wisconsin
freeze-thaw cycles. Give us a call to discuss which option is best for
you and your project.
The paving process is carried out after the project's area has been
serviced by our prep crews. The paving crew will arrive on the
jobsite on a scheduled day and estimated time; typically with the
Once our paving crew arrives on the jobsite, your new pavement
should be carefully installed in a matter of hours, obviously
depending on the size of your project. Every effort will be
made during the paving process to avoid puddles in your new drive,
however some small ones may be unavoidable depending on the natural
slope and drainage of your paving site. Our crews should leave the
work area clean with barricades or caution tape placed around newly
paved areas. The freshly laid asphalt should be acceptable for
foot traffic immediately after its completion, but should not have
automobile traffic for at least 3 full days.
Pickups with Trailers / 1 Semi-Tractor &
Large Dump Trucks)
Compaction Equipment (Large & Small
Vibratory Rollers / Plate Compactors)
Asphalt Paving Machine
Misc. Tools (Wheel