Grass + Ashpalt

Old 04-23-08, 09:54 AM
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Grass + Ashpalt

I had a 300 foot asphalt driveway installed last October and now with spring there is grass growing up thru it, this is causing the asphalt to push up. Is this a common occurance or an installation error issue? Any Suggestions.
Old 04-23-08, 10:16 AM
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Is it Bermuda grass that is growing through asphalt. It has a reputation for that. Kill grass immediately with herbicide to prevent roots from taking a toll on the asphalt. You will have to be consistent and persistent in your battle against grass growing through asphalt.
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Did they do the proper site prep - gravel/slate base? How thick is the asphalt? There are a few unscupulous paving companies around here that will cheat and pave with a thin coat of asphalt and build up the edges to look thicker
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Grass will eventually grow through, but this seems pretty quick. I'd call the installer and see what they say.

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