Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Contact Scotty’s?

  • You can send us an e-mail using this form.
  • You can call us at (270) 781-3998.
  • You can visit us on Facebook
  • Or you can send mail to PO Box 4500, Bowling Green, KY 42101

What are the steps to installing an asphalt driveway at my home?

  1. Give us a call at: (270) 781-3998 or you can send us an e-mail using this form.
  2. From there, a real human being will put you in touch with the estimator for your area.
  3. The estimator will set up a time to visit you, give you a free estimate, and answer any questions you may have.  You can either sign the estimate then or send it back to us later when you are ready to proceed.  We cannot schedule work until we receive a signed copy of the estimate.
  4. As the time approaches for your driveway to be paved, the estimator will call you to arrange for a time for a prep crew to come out to your residence.
  5. The Prep Crew will lay out your driveway according to the measurements provided on the estimate, they will make sure the driveway area is level, and add gravel as needed.
  6. You will receive another call depending on weather and current schedules after the Prep Crew has finished its work, to let you know the paving crew is on its way.
  7. The Paving Crew will verify the measurements laid out by the Prep Crew and proceed to install the new asphalt driveway or overlay.
  8. Once the driveway is completed we accept payment or an invoice will be mailed with a brief survey to make sure we understand your experience, and that you love your new driveway.

What at the benefits of an asphalt driveway?

  • Overall Cost
  • Smoothness
  • Ease of Maintenance
  • Ease of Repair
  • Recyclable
  • Increases the beauty of your property
  • Can be sealed, which increases the life of your driveway and makes it look new again
  • Flexible, which helps prevents failure

Why Scotty’s Contracting and Stone?

Scotty’s has been in business for nearly 50 years.  We have the experience and the equipment to do the job right, and we are here to back our product.  We offer free estimates and no money down.

What kind of maintenance does an asphalt driveway require?

Not much maintenance other than sealing it once every 3 years at the owner’s discretion.

What does sealing a driveway do?

Sealing prevents the elements from permeating your driveway, making the surface last longer and look like new again.

Is there a warranty on my driveway?

Yes.  Scotty’s provides a 1-year warranty on workmanship and materials.  It does not include normal wear and tear, abuse, or weather or ground cracking or weed/grass through the pavement.

Why would I want an asphalt driveway instead of a concrete surface?

Asphalt tends to be smoother and more affordable than concrete.  Asphalt allows for more ground shift because it is flexible.  When a harder surface fails, it can fail dramatically.  If an asphalt surface were to fail it is easier and less expensive to fix.  Sealing an asphalt driveway makes it look like new, unlike a harder surface.

How long do I need to stay off of my driveway after it is paved?

You may walk on your new driveway immediately, but keep automobile traffic off it for a least 3 full days and longer in hotter temperatures.

Someone just showed up at my door and says they can pave my driveway right now or with “extra” asphalt they had from another job. Should I trust them?

There are certain groups that move around the United States who will go door-to-door promising an instant driveway without planning or proper base work.  These people will generally disappear shortly after collecting your money.  They do not truly warranty their work.  The price that seems good at the time will most likely be for a thin surface that will cost more to fix later than it would have cost to do it right the first time.

What is asphalt made of?

The components of asphalt can be simplified into two major components; liquid asphalt cement and aggregates. The liquid asphalt cement (often called asphalt “binder”) is material that coats the aggregate particles and acts as the glue that holds the mix together. The aggregates may consist of natural aggregates (river gravel and sands) or processed aggregates (from quarry and blasting operations). The aggregates provide the structure and framework that gives an asphalt mixture its stability and strength. Another vital component to a well-constructed asphalt pavement is the presence of air voids in the mixture. The amount of air voids in the asphalt is controlled through the aggregate gradation and the quantity of liquid asphalt. The proper blend of asphalt and aggregates is determined prior to construction (during the mix design phase) in order for the mixture to have the desired properties.  (See https://www.paiky.org/asphalt-education/ for more information.)

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