Asphalt contains liquid which needs time to harden and cure. It will be fully cured usually within 6-12 months; until then it will remain pliable and soft. We recommend keeping automobiles off for at least 5 full days, and longer in hot weather.
Your driveway may look smoother in some areas than in others because of the makeup of blacktop. Blacktop is composed of various sizes of stone, sand, liquid asphalt and other ingredients which cause a varied texture of the surface. Also, blacktop areas that have been raked and spread with hand tools may appear different in texture from those spread by machine.