How long does it take to put in a Stone Surface Driveway?
2. How soon can I drive on it?
3. Is a Stone Surface Drive expensive?
4. How long will it last?
5. What about maintenance?
6. How does it hold up during winter? What about
7. At what time of year is it best to install
a Stone Surface Drive?
8. How is the Natural Stone Surface Seal installed?
9. Can I customize the color or surface of
10. What about the private road leading to
11. What geographic areas do you serve?
12. How do I schedule an installation? When
can you install my drive?
1. How long
does it take to put in a Stone Surface Driveway?
Your drive can
be completed in as little as a day, depending on weather and scheduling
factors. Once work begins, the process moves quickly.
How soon can I drive on it?
You will be able to
pull your car into the drive right away! Regular use of the drive can
begin in as little as an hour after application. Cool or humid weather
could delay curing so the wait might be slightly longer in rare circumstances.
3. Is a Stone
Surface Drive expensive?
A Stone Surface
Chip Seal drive is surprisingly affordable. In fact, this durable technology
is the same application used for years as a cost-effective surface for
building roads (and is still used today in rural areas). The cost to install
a Stone Surface Seal drive is comparable to asphalt resurfacing, and also
provides you with the ability to create a custom look for your home or
How long will it last?
The Stone Surface Chip Seal is a very durable surface. When applied to
state and municipal roads, the surface will endure for about 5 or 6 years
- and that is with county traffic; a driveway will have a significantly
longer life expectancy.
5. What about
The materials used for a Stone Surface Seal do not easily wear out. However
you may wish to have the gravel groomed on an annual basis, to preserve
the distinctive look of your stone surface drive.
How does it hold up during winter? What about snow?
Chip Seal Surfaces actually provide more traction for your tires than
traditional asphalt or concrete pavement and are designed to withstand
county plows on a flat surface. However, regardless of the surface, your
snow removal contractor should always use proper equipment such as blade
shoes which will keep the plow slightly above the ground and help preserve
the life of your drive.
7. At what
time of year is it best to install a Stone Surface Drive?
In Michigan and similar climates, the best time of year to install a Stone
Surface Drive is from May through October. This will ensure the most effective,
8. How is
the Natural Stone Surface Seal installed?
Unlike traditional asphalt or concrete which is mixed at a plant and then
delivered to your home, the gravel and asphalt for the Stone Surface Chip
Seal is mixed on-site. This gives us (and you) much more control over
the final appearance of the drive.
a brand new drive, a layer of material such as medium-sized gravel will
be put down first as a base layer. This will provide support and foundation
for the drive. If you are applying the Stone Surface Chip Seal over your
existing drive, we may begin by making small patches or repairs in the
surface if necessary.In
either case, the next step is to apply a liquid asphalt over the gravel
base or old drive.
while the asphalt is still sticky and hot, a layer of high quality natural
stone (chip) is mechanically broadcast and set into the asphalt. The stone
is then rolled into the liquid emulsion leaving the stone surface with
the look of a groomed gravel drive, and beautifully complements your home
9. Can I
customize the color or surface of the stone?
The Stone Surface Seal will integrate well with your landscaping and natural
surroundings. And you can customize the appearance by selecting a specific
stone or exotic aggregate. Your Cranbrook representative will assist you
by providing a selection of the most striking combinations. A Stone Surface
Chip Seal drive can help you add an appealing distinction to your property.
about the private road leading to our drive?
The Stone Surface Chip Seal can also be applied to private roads. This
is a wonderful way to repair problem asphalt, or to replace a dirt access
that has been wreaking havoc on your car with mud and dust. Used to develop
roads for more than 100 years, improvements in Chip Seal technology have
made the application available for custom use. A variety of stones and
exotic gravels make it possible to customize the road's appearance to
blend with your current landscaping.
geographic areas do you serve?
Cranbrook Pavement serves residential and commercial customers across
the Greater Metro-Detroit area. We also occasionally do larger asphalt
and concrete work in out-state areas. If you are unsure as to whether
you fall within our geographic reach, please give us a call so we can
learn more about your needs.
12. How do
I schedule an installation? When can you install my drive?
If you are interested in having a Stone Surface Chip Seal applied to your
drive, please contact us at 248-357-6550. We’ll be happy to meet
with you to provide a free estimate and discuss a convenient time for
your new drive to be installed.