I currently have an asphalt driveway. I plan to redo it with standard pavers. Is there any reason I cannot just remove the old asphalt and then lay down the pavers without digging out the old stuff under the asphalt?
The main reason I am replacing it is there used to be a shed in part of it. So, I either asphalt where the shed is, or redo my driveway. Yes, it is ld, and there are cracks, but it isn't too bad.If the asphalt is all settled and broken up, the base probably isn't too good and the pavers will end up moving a lot over time. If the asphalt is generally in good shape and you are just replacing it for asthetics it might be fine. I would rent a compactor and pack it all down once the asphalt is up.
Driveway, not street. My budget is as small as I can be. Also, I am selling in a few years, so in the end, as long as it looks nice, I am good with that.You need a good base, obviously, or the pavers will move. Just an FYI, I'm on the committee to rebuild our downtown area. They (the engineering firm) said the best new way to lay pavers is to pour a concrete slab, with aeration/drain holes, then a thin layer of sand to set the pavers. That way they never tip or sink even in high traffic areas. I don't know what your budget is, but this would be a good low maintenance alternative.
I have pavers leading to the front entrance of our home. They've been there for about 28 years now, with just foot traffic. They're in need of re-leveling. I'm thinking of going with the concrete base when I redo it.