How long will the work take? A How long will the work take? Typical residential driveways take on the order of hours to prepare and hours to pave while larger commercial work can take days for each step. Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of new posts by email.