Why Summer is the Best Time for Driveway Paving

July 1, 2019 2:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer is the time for home improvement indoors and out. While you probably have a long to-do list for yourself, there are some jobs that require a professional. Summer is the best time to hire someone to pave your driveway. The hot temperatures may seem like the worst time to pave, but that’s a common misconception! 

Smooth Working

Pavement performs the best in temperatures above 70 degrees. Cooler temperatures allow the pavement to become clumpy and hard to work with. When the temperatures are above 70, the asphalt becomes very smooth and easy to pour. Hotter temperatures lower the risk of clumps or uneven patches after the asphalt dries. If you try to pave when it’s too cold, you’ll likely find yourself doing it again to smooth it out not too long after!


The sun and summer heat will help the asphalt dry and cool gradually, rather than all at once. This will mean for a longer cooling process, so be prepared to stay off the asphalt for a period of time. Slower cooling also allows contractors to use fewer employees to complete the job, since they have more time to get the asphalt spread out. Your new driveway will have plenty of time to settle before any snow or ice falls, which could damage a fresh paving job. Make sure there’s no rain in the upcoming forecast or you could end up with some unexpected results!

Booking in Advance

There’s no doubt that summer is the best time to pave, but that also means that you won’t be the only one trying to pave. Call a contractor before summer to schedule your driveway paving and get a price estimate. Driveway paving is weather dependent so your date may end up being rescheduled, but at least you’ll be on the schedule! 

Contact Cooper Bros Asphalt Paving

Don’t try to pave your driveway without a licensed and experienced contractor. Enlist the experts at Cooper Bros to repave your driveway this summer. Repaving your driveway is no small task, but now is the prime time to tackle it! Fill out an online contact form or give us a call today at 978-664-1529 to get started! 

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