Asphalt Driveway: Problems Already!
I just had an asphalt driveway installed 5 days ago on 9/6/08. This morning I noticed an area with cracks and split buldges, like something is pushing up from below. The pavement there is still kind of soft to the touch. The buldges are about the size of a half golf-ball and I can see plant material.
The old driveway was gravel, but mostly dirt/grass. The contractor scraped the old existing surface, levelled it with a steam roller, then laid 2.5" of asphalt. Is this a sign of shoddy construction, or are moles trying to destroy my new driveway? I think I have moles as there are several mounds of dirt that keep popping up all over the yard. I live at 9,000' in Colorado if that makes any difference. Should I have the contractor come back out to fix it? Seems like they'd have to completely re do that section rather than just patch it.
Thanks for any advice.