Options for bridging asphalt driveway to garage pad 2' higher
Almost every garage (2-car width) in our neighborhood has its cement pad at a level that's significantly higher than the asphalt of the driveway. In our case, the asphalt runs up to the garage pad, but aims at a level at least 3" shy of the floor surface of the cement pad. To make it worse, the asphalt is "rolled" downward where it meets the cement, making a sort of mini gutter. This makes a perfect trap for debris, which then just tries to grow little weeds and traps a little water.
Obviously this can't be good for the floor, car or tires when you bump into this mini cliff every day. I know that costs vary a lot by location. I've thought about having some additional asphalt laid down to provide the appropriate ramp. Should a built-up ramp like this have a gap between the cement and asphalt to allow for winter and summer expansion? (-20Â°F ~ 75Â°F temps).
Does anyone have any ballpark idea of what it can cost to have a two-foot long and 12' wide strip of asphalt laid to resolve this?