View Full Version : Space between driveway and paver sidewalk

04-24-2002, 11:57 PM
hello, i have a job i am bidding on where we are going to install a paver sidewalk right next to a asphalt driveway. The customer doesn't want any gap in between the two. What do some of you guys do when you come across a problem like this.



04-25-2002, 12:03 AM
if i understand you correctly, your installing a walkway that will meet up to a driveway, and the customer doesn't want and un even transition? In that case you have a few options...
1. use a little asphalt patch to fill in the void and make a smooth transition...
2. cut the asphalt with a demo-saw so it is perfectly smooth and straight, that way the pavers will fit smoothly against the asphalt.
3. tell the homeowner to re-pave his driveway !!!

04-25-2002, 12:04 AM
I vote for #2. The demo saw will make a nice edge to pave up to.

04-25-2002, 09:55 AM
We've done both #1 and #2 with success.

04-25-2002, 02:32 PM
Yeah , I agree with the demo saw to make the nice clean edge on the asphault drive and then but the pavers up against it...Might be a nice upsell to try to get them for the paver lights too, be great addition along the driveway for safty and visibility...

dan deutekom
04-25-2002, 08:50 PM
Use the demo saw. If the pavement isn't quite flat and has undulations you can add or remove a little of the base under the asphalt to make a smooth transition to the pavers

04-25-2002, 08:58 PM
I gotta go with the saw cut, I avoid cold patch whenever possible.

Bill Weaver
04-29-2002, 07:00 PM
Saw cut for sure

05-01-2002, 10:46 PM
Saw cut whenever possible. On the right walkway jobs we sometimes cut an intentional curve 6" into the asphalt at its deepest point, then lay the soldier course in a fan pattern to meet the curve.