Counts Contracting serves Ballantyne, Charlotte, Mint Hill and Union County as a trusted asphalt driveway paving company.  Based in Waxhaw, Counts Contracting will come out to your home and evaluate your asphalt driveway paving project, with a quick turnaround on a quote for doing the work.  No pressure and we’ll schedule your job with consideration to YOUR time frame. We are always sensitive the homeowner’s needs and do not want to inconvenience you for long, so we’re known to be both efficient and professional.

What you need to know about the Asphalt paving process:

Perhaps the most important part of paving an asphalt driveway takes place before the first asphalt is poured. It is important to lay down a good gravel base in order to have a well functioning driveway. A gravel base between 2 and 8 inches thick is sufficient for most jobs. A base that is either too thin or too thick will produce an inferior driveway – that is why the professionals at Counts Contracting pay close attention to this part of the process.

What is my asphalt driveway made of?

Asphalt itself is a mixture of aggregate, and it contains stones, sand and liquid asphalt cement. This cement is a petroleum product that is heated to the point where it becomes a liquid. This liquid cement and aggregate mixture is poured over the top of the gravel base to create the driveway.

Is an asphalt driveway the right choice for me?

Asphalt will produce a thick, black driveway which absorbs heat in the winter, helping to melt any new snow or ice that falls on the surface. This type of driveway is also quite durable, suffering from a minimal amount of crack damage. Even so, asphalt driveways may not be as durable in colder climates where the ground freezes below the surface. In milder climates like ours, asphalt is a good choice but a concrete driveway offers the most durable and long lasting surface. Some of our clients prefer the pricing of an asphalt driveway which is easier on the budget, especially if you live in a rural area where you have a long driveway. We recommend using asphalt material for a long driveway. We’ll gladly help you maintain the driveway over time to make the most of your investment.

  • A good choice for the milder climate. Asphalt driveways can be more difficult to maintain in colder, icier areas however this is not a bad problem here. We’ll give you some advice and also we’re local to the South Charlotte and Waxhaw area so you can call us to come out and check/repair your asphalt driveway to make the most of  your investment over the years.
  • The Less Expensive Option. Paving your driveway with asphalt is cheaper than using a concrete surface. If your driveway is really long, typically an asphalt driveway is the best choice because of budget constraints.
  • Counts will do it right.  Having an experienced contractor is key to getting a good asphalt driveway installed at your residence. Counts will know how to prepare and pave your driveway with the best materials and to the correct thickness. Preparing and finishing the work require attention from the best and most experienced contractors.
  • Safety. A paved road is actually safer to travel on than a gravel road, which can have hazardous loose gravel on the sides and pose a problem for cars.  If your driveway is paved, it will offer a smoother safer ride than a gravel or dirt drive.  Furthermore you won’t have to deal with the dust and debris that unpaved roads have.