Re: Re-asphalt driveway: what can go wrong
Best way to manage the risk is to sell the house and let someone else top the driveway.
I agree with dj, a little research on the subject should give you quite a few ideas. I will toss you a bone, however.
The parking brake on the oiling truck fails and the truck rolls into a fire hydrant, snapping it off at the ground and gouging a long tear into the side of the tank. The contents spill onto the street and into the gutter and storm drain system. The storm drain, of course, leads directly into the local river and wildlife preserve, coating the protected and endangered Snow Goose and killing half the flock. As if that weren't enough, the owner of the asphalt company is neither licensed nor insured, making you, the owner of the property, responsible.
Did I mention that the fully laden dump truck fell through the driveway, crushing the sewer line and rupturing the gas main, or that the tow truck sent to pull out the dump truck backed into the transmission junction and blacked out the neighborhood? The neighbor isn't too happy that the excess equipment was parked on his lawn and is suing you for destroying his prized, award winning roses.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!