Maple Grove, MN Driveways

Driveways Maple Grove, MN

The soil composition in the Maple Grove, MN area is dependent on whether you live in the north or south half of the city.

North Maple Grove Driveways. 

Maple Grove driveways in the north will sit on sugar sand.  Sugar sand doesn’t retain water like some other soils which is good when constructing a driveway.  Because sand filters water away, driveways built in this soil don’t experience the same kind of heaving due to freeze thaw that can happen in areas where the soil composition is more clay.  For sugar sand soil areas, Metro Paving builds driveways using a 4″ base of class 5 gravel with a 2.5″ layer of asphalt.

South Maple Grove driveways. 

Maple Grove driveways in the south will sit on clay.  The soil composition of clay prevents it from draining well.  Clay holds moisture and can lead to heaving during the winter freeze season.  In areas made predominately of clay it is extremely important to put down a solid sub base under the driveway.  Metro Paving Inc.’s standard clay soil driveway consists of 6″ of class 5 gravel for the sub-base with a 3″ layer of asphalt.

Our attention to the type of soil we’re building driveways in help Metro Paving Inc install strong driveways that will last for years to come with proper maintenance.  Learn more about driveway maintenance here.

Our driveway services include:

  • New driveway construction
  • Driveway maintenance
  • Driveway crack sealing
  • Driveway seal coating

To learn more about driveway paving in the Maple Grove, MN area, or to get a free driveway quote, please call 763-428-4121 or fill out the driveway estimate request here.  We look forward to working with you on your driveway project!

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