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Five (5) Year Pavement Guarantee

Terms, Conditions and General Information

One of the important questions that homeowners ask Beckage Sealcoating representatives is about the asphalt guarantee. Typical guarantees offered by many pavers are for 1-2 years. At Beckage Sealcoating, our standard limited guarantee for asphalt is 5 years.

All work performed comes with a standard 5 year workmanship & materials warranty from date of completion. Power steering marks and tire marks (tire marks from hot weather) are not covered under our guarantee. Beckage Sealcoating guarantees their material and workmanship against defects for a period of 5 years if asphalt is maintained by us per our guidelines, if any contractor other than Beckage Sealcoating does any work to driveway this guarantee is null and void. Beckage Sealcoating must be notified by email at with pictures and a description of issue no more than (10) days of first knowledge of defect by customer or customer’s agent. Acts of God are not covered such as flooding, tornado, hurricane, etc. Also note grass, weeds, or any vegetation or damage caused to driveway by vegetation is not covered. Beckage Sealcoating does not cover settling or cracking on edges of Belgium Block Curb or areas where tree stumps or roots have been removed. Beckage Sealcoating will not be responsible if crossing the yard or driveway is necessary to get to the area to be paved or if homeowner wants to keep any materials from job site and crossing the yard or driveway is necessary. All material is bought and owned by Beckage Sealcoating until project is completed and final payment is made. If work is not paid in full in its entirety at completion this warranty is null & void. Beckage Sealcoating reserves the right to repair or replace workmanship & materials at our discretion in any all area(s) of concern.

It all comes down to the following: Materials are provided by the use of computerized asphalt plants to guarantee consistency of asphalt cement, heat, and various mixtures of aggregates. Workmanship means asphalt thickness is as designated, along with proper compaction and drainage.  Swales and berms may be used to assist in drainage issues as well as skin lift asphalt patches if necessary.  Industry standards include the possibility of 1/2″ ponding of water that may occur if grades are below minimum asphalt standards of .25 per foot pitch (2% grade). If there is any standing water after a 48 hour period this constitutes a drainage issue and will be addressed if less than 85% water drainage. Warranties do not include acts of nature, (cracks, breakage, settling, heaving or unraveling). Underground wires, pipes, utilities, culverts, weeds, tree roots, and inadequate sub-base installation done by others are some other causes of asphalt failure not covered under this warranty. Excessive weight or driving on or near unsupported edges that crack or break are also not covered. All edges must be supported with suitable compacted backfill within 1/2” of top of asphalt. When paving there are certain areas that have to be installed by hand, therefore, areas may appear more course than others.                                                                                                            

A standard 3″ (after compaction) thickness is adequate for all cars and small to midsized trucks.  Thickness of 4″- 5″ (after compaction) should be considered for motorhomes, campers, trucks with trailers, as well as delivery trucks including propane, septic, school buses, UPS, FedEx, construction and farm equipment etc. All warranties are subject to the conditions and terms of the contract. We live in a climate where frost is in and out of the ground several times each year. This movement of the ground can result in low spots, high spots and other problems in the sub-base that may not have been present at the time of installation of the asphalt. These areas may heave and settle many times during winter cycles, or may not occur for several years.

Customer will be responsible for all base, sub-base and soil testing costs not included in surface weight testing. Grade and pave proposals only include surface weight test as per the ability of the top surface to withstand paving equipment up to 72,000 lbs. and do not include core samples of sub-base. Paving contractors who provides both the sub-base and surface base materials, may elect at his discretion, to warrant issues not typically covered under standard warranty provisions.

We are not responsible for any damage to concrete, paver bricks, garage floors, treated or stained concrete, sidewalks, existing asphalt, or siding caused by equipment crossing, rolling, driving, or normal installation is not covered although we make every effort to be as careful as possible. Beckage Sealcoating will not be responsible for underground wires or pipes buried under driveway unless properly marked.

What sets us apart from our competitors is that we are not just an NJ paving contractor but rather a full service paving and maintenance company. We have the equipment and experienced staff to provide the initial installation as well as maintain and make any necessary repairs to existing asphalt without the need for sub-contractors. When selecting your contractor, be aware that many contractors who say they provide all aspects of asphalt installation or maintenance, may actually be using sub-contractors. Most contractors provide either paving or maintenance…rarely both. The work they don’t provide will be given to a sub-contractor, many times without your knowledge a sub-contractor even exists. Don’t be afraid to ask who will be performing the work…and ask for proof of insurance (liability, vehicle & workman’s compensation). Don’t hesitate to ask for references and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your NJ paving contractor should be willing to explain the installation procedure with you and discuss any and all details with you…right down to the type of equipment that will be used to perform the work.

To minimize the occurrence of cracking, and to protect the surface from becoming dry and rough, it is strongly recommended that new asphalt be sealed within 1 year after installation and every two years thereafter, this is good for the asphalt and keeps the 5 year warranty in effect. Unlike concrete which may also crack, asphalt can be repaired and maintained. Sealing the asphalt will reduce oxidation of the surface caused by the sun. This reduced oxidation will keep the asphalt pliable which will allow for the slight ground movement without causing excessive cracking. Sealing also helps protect the surface from contaminants such as oil, salt, or chemicals that would otherwise damage the asphalt. Cracks, 3/8” or more, should always be filled before the winter season to avoid water and melting snow from getting beneath the surface and freezing. It is not abnormal for previously filled cracks to re-open during a winter frost cycle. Wear and tear is not considered a warranty issue. Items not considered to be warranty repairs include but are not limited to, damage from snow blowers, snowplows, shovels, chemicals, tree sap, traffic, patches, power steering turns, tire marks on a newly installed driveway or from hot weather, new and reopened cracks, abuse or neglect.

Full Warranty Disclosure on Your Estimate and Contract

All terms of your warranty are explained on the estimate you sign when you approve your asphalt construction. Your Beckage Sealcoating Asphalt representative will be happy to explain our warranty to you, point-by-point.  It is important to know exactly what is and is not covered in any asphalt warranty. All features of a warranty should be clearly spelled out on the estimate copy you will sign when you contract with any paving company. If that information is not present on the estimate you sign, there is no warranty that can be enforced. At Beckage Sealcoating, you will always have all the information, clearly written and explained.  

Beckage Sealcoating – Driveway Warranty for Peace of Mind

At Beckage Sealcoating, service to our customers, superior workmanship, and providing complete information to every customer is central to our resolve to be the customer’s choice for premier asphalt paving. Our clearly spelled-out warranty is just one of the ways we provide you with the assurance that having Beckage install your new or replacement asphalt is your best choice. Contact us today about your asphalt plans. We’d love to meet with you and provide a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate. We’ll give you the information you need to make your best decision without any high-pressure sales tactics.