Catch basin, drain tile, culvert pipes, trench drains needs will be assessed for proper application and discussed as needed.

  • Vitale Asphalt will work with the homeowner so the driveway has the proper slopes to ensure the water does not pool on the driveway nor drain into the existing home or other building structures when needed.
  • Vitale Asphalt will remove any topsoil or clay material from the proposed paving area and will additionally install the appropriate sub-base and base gravel material when indicated on proposal and contract.
  • All gravel material that is brought in will be thoroughly compacted to prevent sink holes from eventually occurring in the paved driveway. 
  • If your home is on municipal sewer or water you may need to have pipes extended upwards to the new height of the paved driveway. Vitale Asphalt will include the raising of pipes when indicated on agreement.

The Process of a Pre-Paving operation:

  1. If needed, Remove existing surface.
  2. Sub-base: The Sub-Base layer will be about 4" - 6" thick once compacted and will consist of larger stones around 2" to 3" in diameter.
  3. Base Layer: The Base Layer sits on top of the Sub-Base, this will be about 1" thick compacted and consist of smaller stones ( about 1/8 - 3/4 inch stones)
    1. Both the sub-base and base layer should extend about 6" beyond the final product to prevent the edge of the pavement from cracking when vehicles roll of the edge of the paved area.


Asphalt will need to be applied on a day were it is at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Overlay repairs are used when there is a sufficient depression in which to place asphalt so as not to raise the surface of the asphalt too high. 

  1. Areas are prepared by cleaning the surface with wire brooms and blowers removing all loose debris.  
  2. An asphalt tack coat is applied to the repair area and hot asphalt is put down, brought to grade and compacted to achieve a smooth level surface.
    1. Due to the nature of an overlay patch there will be a slight raised edge where the old asphalt meets the new.  
  3. The repair is then finished by applying a liquid sealer to the edge giving it a finished appearance. This is an economical patch that can last for many years.

The Overlay patch and sealer need 24 hours before being driven on.  

The paving can contain up to two layers of asphalt.

  1. The first layer is applied and will be compacted.
  2. Then the second layer will be applied shortly afterwards for the best results.
  3. After the two layers have been compacted a heavy paving roller will be applied to do the final compaction.
  4. The last step is to check the flow of water along the paved space is too your liking.

  • An addition extends the pavement size.  
  • We will work with you to draw a diagram of the area that would need to be submitted to local zoning department for approval, when required.
  • Vitale Asphalt is responsible for obtaining the permit and homeowner will be charged for the cost of the permit.  
  • After approval, area will be excavated to an approximate dept of 10” to 12” so that the proper substrate and asphalt can be installed. 
  • The area will be leveled so that the water flows in the proper direction per drainage requirements.    
  • Then the fun begins, the process of pre-paving and paving will commence. All thats left is to add the sealing and Vitale Asphalt is done.
  • Pavement milling [cold planing, asphalt milling, profiling] is a process of removing part of the surface of a paved area such as a road, bridge, parking lot or driveway.
  • Milling removes anywhere from just enough thickness to level and smooth the surface to a full depth removal.
  • Asphalt is installed to adjust the surface level with existing asphalt and sealed around edge.


Catch Basins & Drains

Asphalt paved driveways are extremely popular and the most cost effective to install over other driveway options. Unlike concrete, asphalt is both strong and flexible making it ideal for colder temperature zones where constant freezing and thawing occur. An asphalt driveway can last 25-30 years with only minor maintenance (sealing once every 1-3 years).
 Asphalt paving consists of an aggregate of stone, sand and recycled asphalt mixed with liquid asphalt cement. 

Asphalt Repairs

Asphalt Paving Process

Overlay Repairs

Prior to the Start of Asphalt Paving

Repairs will be done using a different batch of asphalt than the initial, so it would be impossible to get the same pavement texture. The repairs will have a different appearance to the rest of the pavement which can be slight to moderate, but will blend in more over time.   

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       Vitale Asphalt Maintenance is insured and bonded to protect you from any liability.

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​Chagrin Falls, Ohio  44023

Prior to starting a remove and replace job, Vitale Asphalt will first sketch out the home and desired driveway footprint and carefully consider the width of the driveway and any turn around extensions homeowner may desire. There is a tendency to make driveways too narrow or turnarounds difficult which frequently leads to vehicles driving on and off the edge of the pavement. This frequent driving on and off the edges leads to a rapid breakdown in the pavement along the edges of the driveway.