Looking for the cheapest price on your driveway?

Consumers often times confused less-expensive pricing with higher value.  Rarely is this ever the case when it comes to selecting an asphalt paving contractor. You may think you are saving lots of money, but in reality you are probably just wasting lots of money.

Take a look at this driveway that was recently paved by a very cheap paving contractor.

This is a driveway that is less than a year old, but yet it looks much worse than the driveway that is 20 years old. The homeowner elected to go with the cheapest contractor they could find.  In retrospect they will spend more money now to replace the driveway and start all over again, than what it would have cost if they had just went with a little bit more expensive, higher-quality paving contractor such as Creve Coeur Paving.

Buyer beware. Don't let this happen to you. Make the right choice and spend the extra money on making a really nice asphalt driveway.


Creve Coeur Paving Paves the way for New Route 66 Museum in Litchfield Illinois

The owner of Creve Coeur Paving, Richard Dinkela II is a huge fan and explorer of all things Route 66.  So when he heard citizens from Litchfield, IL had plans for creating a new museum on the site of the old Vic Suhling Station on Old Route 66 he volunteered and donated the required labor and Equipment to get the parking lot paved.  He hopes that the cost savings will provide funding for items to be displayed in the museum.

If you want to visit the museum, check it out at: 

334 North Historic Route 66  Litchfield, Illinois 62056

(217) 324-3510



Can I use salt on my driveway?

If you have an asphalt driveway, you can use salt or ice melt on your driveway without worry.  Salt does not damage asphalt, however you should be careful with concrete surfaces surrounding the asphalt, especially garage floors.


Best tips for taking care of your new asphalt driveway Video included

Get the most life out of your new asphalt driveway by following some basic tips and precautions.

  •  Do not drive on your asphalt driveway for 24 hours. 
  • For the first year, be sure to always keep your vehicle moving while turning.  Avoid sitting still
    and turning your steering wheel.  This can grind the surface if repeated.  This is especially
    important in temperatures above 80 degrees. 
  • If you have Zoysia or Chickweed grass, be sure to keep it away from your driveway’s edges.
    These types of grass have roots that spread out horizontally and can “burrow” into your
    pavement; causing holes in the asphalt.  Keep it edged with a line trimmer or herbicide.
  • If your edges have more than an inch exposed, it is a good idea to “backfill” those edges with
    soil or crushed aggregate to support the edge and deter erosion beneath the asphalt pavement.
  • Be sure not to drive your vehicle off your driveway’s exposed edges if they are not backfilled.
    Also avoid parking vehicles for extended amounts of time within 6 inches of an edge.  Sinking
    may occur. 
  • If a vehicle or heavy object is to be placed on your driveway for an extended amount of time,
    periodically move it around or place a piece of plywood under the object to disperse loads that
    cause sinking.
  • Avoid spilling fuels or oils on your driveway.  They will soak into the pavement and cause the
    asphalt cement to lose adhesion.
  • Any cracks that may develop should be filled prior to winter time.  Cracks that develop within 1
    year of installation are generally symptoms of expansive soils (example: clay).  During a drought
    clay shrinks due to loss of moisture.  When that happens it causes cracks or shifting that
    transmits through the rock base of your driveway; eventually causing a shift or crack in the
    asphalt surface.
  • If you decide to sealcoat your driveway, the best time to do it is at least 90 days after its installation.
    Sealcoating applied prematurely can lock in oils and solvents causing your surface to stay soft
    and impressionable.  Asphalt driveways should be sealed within the first year of their installation
    to prevent too much oxidation from the sun's UV rays.  
  • Some driveways will need to have sealcoating applied in cooler temperatures.  Driveway sealer
    takes 21 days for a full cure and is susceptible to scuffing while it’s curing, especially in
    temperatures hotter than 80 degrees.  Driveways with tight turn around areas such as rear or side
    entry should be sealed in cooler temperatures.  The aggressive nature of maneuvering a car in
    and out of a rear entry garage during hot temperatures will cause uncured sealer to scuff and
    possibly track.  You can prevent scuffing of your driveway if you keep your vehicle moving
    while turning the steering wheel. 

If you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to check out our FAQ to see if one of your questions might be answered there.


Asphalt Teamwork training on: Vibratory plate compactor / Wacker Neuson wp1550

Do you have a laborer or operator that needs to be trained in the fundamentals of operating a plate compactor?

I have created an informational and educational how to video specifically targeting asphalt paving crews that utilize a wacker or vibratory plate compactor in their operations.  Proper use of a plate compactor will yield optimal results for your paving crew.  A good operator can increase the efficiency of any paving operation.  The use of the plate compactor should be treated as significant, integral part of the paving process.

In this beginners' video you can expect your crew to learn the following:

  1. Learn pre-checks and precautions
  2. Learn how to maneuver compactor and how to maneuver your feet while operating the compactor.
  3. Learn the importance of operating compactor with the handlebar at a 90 degree angle (straight up and down)
  4. Learn how to "pinch" seams or joints of two mats or in confined areas.
  5. Learn how to create the important "landing strip" behind the screed of the paver.
  6. Learn how to compact an edge properly without blowing it out.
  7. Learn about the importance of coverage area and overlap.

The video is below on YouTube.  Please direct questions or comments in the YouTube Channel or at info@ccpstl.com

More videos can be found at http://ccpstl.com/media-gallery 

FOR SALE: Dynapac CC10 II vibratory asphalt roller.

Refurbished roller. I have owned this for over ten years and it has been an excellent roller. 42"  Dual vibratory drums. Deutz diesel engine. New seat, new battery, new paint and decals, new drum scrapers and complete oil and all filters changed. Machine is ready to work. Comes with extra set of decals for down the road. Great machine.

$4,500.00 or it goes to auction in April

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