Excessive weight from large, heavy vehicles can depress your new blacktop.
Keep oil trucks, concrete trucks, and other heavy trucks off your new driveway. When storing campers for long periods, place a piece of plywood under the tongue jack. Also, put them under the tires. Bicycle and motorcycle kickstands exert weight on concentrated areas and will create holes and depressions in your new driveway. Especially watch out for those pointy high heels during the warm months when your driveway is new. The edges are the weakest part of your driveway due to the lack of side support. Avoid driving on the edges since they will crack and crumble in time. We suggest building up the sides of your driveway with topsoil. This will support the edges and enhance the appearance after the grass is grown. Your driveway may look smoother in some areas than others because of the makeup of the blacktop. Blacktop has various sizes of stone, sand, liquid asphalt, and other ingredients, which cause a varied surface texture. Also, blacktop areas that have been raked and spread with hand tools may appear different in texture from those spread by machine.