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  1. #1
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    Default My road being paved.. How long...

    Before I can ride and walk my dog on the new asphalt?

    Sigh. They are paving my road today and unless I want to trailer out, I have to go down the street to trails for riding and walking my dog.

    How long after they pave am I safe to ride and walk my dog?
    My horse wears hoof boots all around and my dog is a Golden Retriever (so lots of hair to have get "stuck").

    A day? 2 days? More?

    The smell is atrocious.

    Thanks in advance...



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    It should be fine for traffic after 6 hours or so. For horse and dog walking I would wait until the next day. Not so much for the horse/dog safety but for the surface of the road. I assume you care, since it is your road.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    You can walk on it while it's still hot from the paver, but I wouldn't advise doing it in rubber boots or subjecting the dog's feet to that. Give it the six hours. Our road got paved and we experimented a little, so my DH's waffle boot print is forever memorialized at the side of the road. The edges aren't usually compacted totally, and if they make those preformed curbs they are very soft and will take prints for a while, like a day.
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  4. #4
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    Give it 24 hours to be safe.



  5. #5
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    You can walk on it, but the horse and dog I'd wait a little longer than for you. Dog's pads are pretty sensitive. Hooves, for that kind of stuff, not as much.



  6. #6
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    Thanks everyone!

    The road did come out nice. Although now we have the increased issue of idiots speeding.

    I'll give it a day or so. I care about the dog's pads, the horse's feet and yes, the road surface.



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