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We get this question from every Broward County paving customer. So, if you’re wondering how long it takes for pavement to dry, you’re not alone.

Waiting for your paved surface to dry can be a bit of an inconvenience. You’ll have to park your car elsewhere for a while. Paving a parking lot can mean redirecting your customers to a less convenient parking area and can cause business to temporarily slow down.

Despite the inconvenience, however, it’s worth the wait to have a durable, safe, and attractive paved surface.

Exactly how long it takes for your driveway or parking lot to dry depends mainly on the material used.

How Long It Takes Concrete to Dry

Cement can take up to a month to reach its full strength. But this doesn’t mean you can’t use it any sooner. You can usually walk on a concrete driveway and park a personal vehicle or two on it within a week of paving. Heavier vehicles like boats, trailers, and RVs should wait the full month.

How Long It Takes Asphalt to Dry

Asphalt sets up much faster than cement. You can walk and drive on it within a couple of days. Asphalt is quite temperature-sensitive, however. It takes longer to set if you pave your driveway in very hot weather.

How Long It Takes for Pavers to Set

If you choose brick pavers for your driveway, you can use it right away. You may have to wait a day if you put a sealer over top of your pavers, however.

Find out how soon you’ll be able to use your new driveway by contacting our Palm Beach paving team for an estimate.

Posted on behalf of Sunshine Services Unlimited, Inc.

8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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Sunshine Services Unlimited, Inc.

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Jacob Franklin

Excellent work on my driveway, very helpful on the phone. Great experience, would recommend to anybody in need of pavement work!

Stanley Williams

Just had an asphalt residential driveway replaced. It looks absolutely fantastic. I dealt with both David and his father Daniel in the setting up of this job. What a pleasure it was dealing with both of them. Courteous, and most importantly, professional. I would recommend Sunshine Services in a heartbeat. Their work crew was an asset also to their company.

Noel Miner

Sunshine Services did an excellent job on our buildings parking lot. I was very impressed with their follow up and communication regarding any potential issues. They were very professional, timely, honest and courteous.

Wilfredo Alvarado

LOVE MY NEW DRIVEWAY!!!! THESE GUYS DID AWESOME! NO MORE DIRT IN MY HOUSE OR IN MY CARS. I CALLED THEM FOR AN ESTIMATE AND THEY WERE HERE THE NEXT DAY TO START MY DRIVEWAY AND THE BEST PART IS...THEY FINISHED THE SAME DAY. IM VERY PLEASED. VERY AFFORDABLE! THANKS !

Christopher Burrell

I have know and been working with Daniel, John and Charles Beale since 2010 and I can highly recommend them as reliable and knowledgeable Asphalt Contractors. If you are in need of an Asphalt company in the West Palm Beach area, you should call Sunshine Services to discuss your project.

Marc Bell

Best ever!