Elam Construction has been building quality driveways for more than 50 years. We are licensed and bonded and warranty our work for one year.
Don’t trust your driveway to somebody going door to door. These fly-by-night contractors typically show up in an area, offer low prices to get some quick work, do a poor-quality job, and then disappear, along with your money. Have it done right the first time!
For a quick budget quote, contact an estimator in your area; our estimators can give you a rough idea of the cost based simply on square footage. For a firm price quote, we’ll need to come to your home, measure your driveway, and check for proper water drainage.
A typical driveway will consist of 4 to 6 inches of crushed road base material placed on the compacted native soil. Road base provides a firm platform on which to apply the asphalt. A pre-emergent is applied on top of the road base to help prevent weeds. The base is then covered with a compacted 3-inch layer of asphalt. Temperature is important when applying asphalt. Typically, asphalt should be applied when temperatures are above 40 degrees and no frost is present.
Some advantages of using asphalt include (1) it absorbs heat from the sun to aid in ice and snow melt, (2) it is 100% recyclable, and (3) it can be driven on once it has cooled (usually within a couple of hours). Concrete may require up to 7 days for proper curing.
Elam can also construct, shape, or rehabilitate your gravel driveway.