How to Install Asphalt: 10 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
8. Choose an asphalt size and thickness. The size of the aggregate used to create asphalt pavement ranges from 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch (1.27 cm to 1.9 cm). Smaller aggregate is usually used for residential driveways because it gives a smoother appearance. If the aggregate is larger, however, the pavement is stronger.