Paving 101 - Driveway paving near me - Spencer, MA

Paving 101


The Asphalt Paving Process

Asphalt paving is a complex process that requires precision and expertise. Here’s an overview of the typical steps involved:

  1. Site Preparation: The area to be paved is excavated appx 10-12″ using a Kubota KX080 Excavator 
  2. Aggregate Base Installation: A layer of gravel base material is laid and compacted to create a solid foundation.
  3. Asphalt Mix Preparation: The asphalt mix is prepared in a hot mix plant, where the right proportions of aggregate, binder, and filler are combined.
  4. Paving: The hot asphalt mix is transported to the site and spread evenly over the prepared surface using a paving machine.  Depending on the specs of the job one or two coats of asphalt may be installed.
  5. Compaction: The asphalt is compacted using a roller to ensure proper density and a smooth finish.
  6. Curing: The asphalt is left to cure and cool, which typically takes a few days.
  7. Striping and Marking: Where applicable, once the asphalt has cured, striping and marking are done to designate traffic lanes, parking spaces, etc.

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


Why Choose Accurate Paving & Excavation?

Accurate Asphalt Paving should be your choice for asphalt paving because:

  1. Experience: With over 30 years of experience, we have the expertise to handle any paving project, big or small.
  2. Quality Workmanship: We take pride in our work and ensure that every project is completed to the highest standards.
  3. Proper Equipment: We use the latest equipment and technology to ensure efficient and precise paving.
  4. Attention to Detail: We pay attention to the smallest details to ensure a smooth and durable pavement surface.
  5. Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is our top priority. We work closely with you to understand your needs and deliver results that exceed your expectations.
  6. Local Expertise: As a local business, we understand the unique paving needs of the area and can provide tailored solutions to meet your specific requirements.


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For all your asphalt paving needs in Spencer, MA, and surrounding areas, trust Accurate Paving. Contact us today for a free estimate and experience the difference of working with a trusted, local paving company.


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Types of asphalt: Explained

3″ Thick 3/4″ Base & 3/8″ 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
  • Great option for larger driveways, significant cost savings, and holds up extremely well


1 1/2″ Thick 3/8″ 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, roads, or heavily traveled areas
  • No aggregate larger than 1/2″
  • Thickness is job specific


*These are the most common asphalt mixes we use


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Towns we service

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

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