Accurate Asphalt Paving - Paving 101

Paving 101



  • For majority of jobs we excavate to an average depth of 12″ using a backhoe and on occasion a 120 excavator
  • Crushed asphalt, T-base, or processed gravel will be brought in at an average thickness of 10 – 12″
  • Gravel is then rough graded and compacted
  • Final grading is completed with our paver and compacted twice with our roller

*Excavation depths and gravel thickness can vary slightly depending on grades and soil conditions.


3″ Thick Base & Top

  • Base coat has aggregate no larger than 3/4″ and is installed at 1 1/2″ thick
  • Top coat has aggregate no larger than 3/8″ and is installed 1 1/2″ thick
    • Has a smooth finished look

2″ Thick 3/4″ Modified Top (Single Course)

  • Technically a base coat
  • No aggregate larger than 3/4″
  • More sand than normal base coat for a smoother finish
  • We recommend adding a top coat within 5 years

1 1/2″ Resurface Top Coat

  • No Aggregate larger than 3/8″
  • 1/2″ used for leveler coat
    • Fills in any dips and levels humps in existing driveway
  • 1″ layer added over driveway

1/2″ Top Coat

  • This mix is used primarily in parking lots or heavily traveled areas
  • No aggregate larger than 1/2″
  • Thickness is job specific

*These are the most common asphalt mixes we use


Towns we service

Auburn, Barre, Belchertown, Boylston, Brimfield, The Brookfields, Charlton, Grafton, Holden, Holland, Lancaster, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Southbridge, Southborough, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Ware, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, Westborough, Worcester

Town not listed? Contact us 508-885-2581