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#937153 - 04/16/18 01:58 PM Repaving Blacktop Driveway in Cold Weather
artbuc Offline
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Registered: 02/15/04
Posts: 910
I read that residential blacktop driveways should not be replaced unless air temperature is 50 or above. Lots of driveways being done around here now with temps below 50. More concerning is mornings close to freezing so existing cold blacktop will quickly suck heat out of fresh repave material. I am interested because my driveway is scheduled for next week. I delayed because this week it will be in low thirties every morning.

In addition to a minimum air temp of 50, should there also be a minimum temperature of the existing blacktop? Thanks.


Edited by artbuc (04/16/18 02:00 PM)

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#937179 - 04/16/18 06:37 PM Re: Repaving Blacktop Driveway in Cold Weather [Re: artbuc]
Just_Bill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 23796
Loc: Wilmington, Delaware
I wonder that also. I often see highway contractors doing blacktop in colder temp that I thought allowed. But then again, the repairs seem to require repatch more often.

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