While it often goes overlooked, caring for your driveway is an important aspect of keeping your home in top condition year-around.  That said, it is important to properly care for your driveway as a way to ensure that damage and breakdown does not occur.  For example, a newly paved driveway should not be used for 24 hours to ensure that it has time to cure correctly.  Talk with your asphalt company to know for sure exactly how long to wait.