Any one have expericence with asphalt? Im looking to do a pad outside my shop garage door, roughly 40 x 20. Is it possible to do this my self with out the use of a power screed machine? I have a plate tamp, and would probably install 10 inches of 3/4 processed stone, tamped in 2 inch lifts. When it comes to the asphalt part.... can it be layed out with landscape rakes and shovels and then tamped, or am i going to end up with a bumpy surface? I have dump trucks, tamper, laborers, laser transits and decent experience in installing pavers the right way.... is it possible, or should i just hire it out?