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Old 2018-02-17, 10:19 PM
condor11 condor11 is offline
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Default New asphalt driveway - plan for having a second layer

We are getting quotes for putting a new asphalt driveway in our new construction house. It's a 3+ car wide driveway and 2 cars long, so quite big.
One contractor suggested instead of doing normal single coat do put a "binder coat" which is basically same thickness layer but will sit a few inches lower. And then in a few years after it all settles and gets all wavy we'll just need to put a second coat on top. He says pretty much all first time asphalt driveways will settle and have depressions by 5 year mark.

It will surely cost more in the end but we'll save on having the old layer ripped and in the end will end up with thicker overall structure.

Anyone ever done that?
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