We typically suggest waiting to drive on your new residential pavement for 5-7 days. We suggest waiting to park on the new asphalt for a minimum of 7-10 days. Both of these recommendations are guidelines based on temperatures and time of year.
For commercial applications that time pay be shortened but heavy vehicle traffic with garbage or heavy trucks should stay off the new pavement for at least one week. During the curing process of asphalt the sun dries out the natural oils in the surface. During this process your pavement is getting stronger but has not fully cured.
It takes approximately one year for new asphalt to cure. As an added measure of caution we highly suggest refraining from putting any harp object on the pavement. Especially on warm days. Objects that can sink in the pavement and cause damage are: Motorcycle kick stands, bicycle kick stands, lawn chairs, tire jacks, trailer jacks etc. Basically anything that has a sharp or narrow edge.
If you have trailers or vehicles that sit in one spot on the pavement for an extended period of time you should put something under the contact point to help distribute the weight of the object. Such as a piece of plywood under to tires of your boat trailer tires. It’s always better to error on the side of caution with this. Pretty much any damage can be repaired. We just want to avoid damaging the pavement.