I'm thinking about having my driveway paved and I'm looking for an unbiased opinion on what to ask a contractor. How much should I expect to pay High/low? The size of my driveway is about 5800 sq. ft., some grading will need to be done and a new gravel base will need to be put down before the asphalt in applied. Average residential traffic, two cars, kids, bikes, and basketball. Mild winter and summers. What should I ask for in thickness? I been told 3" to 4"…I want a quality job that doesn't have to be done over again.