Driveway Installation

driveway installation

A well paved asphalt driveway provides a safe environment for kids or grandkids to run and play on, eliminates unwanted mud and dirt from being tracked into the home and beautifies and adds curb appeal and value to a property.

A residential driveway is built by first grading and compacting the sub soil to 95% relative density. Depending upon the traffic index, which is typically provided by a soils engineer, a road bed consisting of crushed rock and sand is laid, typically 4″ – 6″ thick. This material is fine graded, watered and rolled to a compacted density of 95%. The new hot asphalt is then laid with a self-propelled paving machine, typically 2.5″ – 3″ thick, and rolled to compact, achieving a smooth, tight and textured finish you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.

The benefits of a new asphalt driveway include:

  • Increased curb appeal and home value
  • A safe and clean traffic area
  • Properly installed and graded driveways will runoff water in unwanted landscape areas
  • Durability, flexibility and less likely than concrete to crack
  • Ease of maintenance and lower maintenance costs
  • Affordability compared to other surface options


Challenge Asphalt has your residential paving needs covered throughout Santa Barbara County

With over 50 years in residential paving, Challenge Asphalt can handle any driveway installation project. Whether you are building a new house or are replacing your home’s driveway, our residential paving team can advise on the type of paving solution that supports your needs and compliments your home or project.

Since 1961, Challenge has paved some of the nicest driveways and asphalt applications throughout Santa Barbara county. For further information about our residential paving services, give us a call at 805-969-2616 or email us, we would be more than happy to assist you.