Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
1. Who is Bebb Asphalt?
Bebb Asphalt is a family owned company that has been doing business in the St. Louis, Missouri area since 1972 - almost 40 years. During this time we have asphalted or sealed over 5,000 driveways.
2. What type of work does Bebb Asphalt do?
We take pride in doing quality work and are qualified to perform all types of asphalt construction: resurfacing driveways, parking lots, private streets, and sealing work.
3. When can I drive on a newly sealed driveway?
It is usually best to wait 3 days before allowing automobiles to use the driveway.
4. How long before I can drive or walk on new asphalt?
You may walk on your new driveway immediately, however keep automobile traffic off for at least 5 full days and longer in hotter temperatures.
5. Why are their soap bubbles (suds) appearing on my asphalt?
Blacktop will soften and harden as temperatures rise and fall. Watering down the asphalt with a hose on hot days will cool and temporarily harden the blacktop. This is helpful but not mandatory and if soapsuds should appear do not be alarmed. This is a reaction between the diesel fuel found in blacktop and a high chlorine content found in some city water.
6. Will my new driveway have puddles?
Although every effort is made to avoid puddles in your paving, some small ones are inevitable depending on the natural slope and drainage of your ground.
7. When can I have my new asphalt driveway sealed?
The best time to seal is 3-12 months after it has been paved.
8. How often should my driveway be sealed?
Every 2-3 years after the driveway has been paved. Some clients prefer the rich black color that seal coating provides and have their drives sealed more frequently.
9. How long does new asphalt take to cure?
6-12 months. While your asphalt is curing, don't park in the same spot every time and do not turn your steering wheel back and forth when your car is not moving.
10. Do you give free estimates?
Yes. If you would like a FREE estimate on your driveway, we would appreciate the opportunity to give you an estimate with no obligations. Please call 314-567-0800 or contact us for an estimate of the work you would like to have completed. An estimator will come by within a few days to measure and analyze your driveway.