Best time of the year to drive a heavy load across asphalt driveway

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Old 01-27-17, 06:08 PM
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Best time of the year to drive a heavy load across asphalt driveway

I had my driveway topped late last spring, adding a 2 inch top over the old asphalt. In order to have my septic tank pumped the truck will have to back up the driveway and onto my yard. The yard is 1-2 inches lower than the driveway. I can ask them to send an empty truck rather then one half full (10,000 gallons when full). Even so I am concerned about the truck cracking the edge of the drive. Would I be better to wait until summer when the asphalt is warm from the sun, or do it in the winter when the ground is frozen?
 
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Old 01-27-17, 06:13 PM
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I would have it done when the ground is frozen.
 
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Old 01-28-17, 03:55 AM
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Have them place multiple layers of plywood to raise the level up even or higher than the driveway. They have done this before and probably have the material available.
 
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What's the total distance from the road to the Septic Tank ?

They may come equipped with an extra length suction hose.
 
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My septic company will not go on any drive, they come with many sections of hose, find another company, dont take the chance!
 
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I've never seen a semi tanker used for septic service. Most are either single or double axle trucks that hold at the most 3000 gallons. A tractor-trailer pump truck would be a problem to get into many places. Are you sure that's what they are going to use?

Definitely agree with the previous poster regarding doing it on the ground is frozen.
 
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