Asphalt Paving

Asphalt Paving

Compared to the most common paving alternatives like poured concrete, stamped concrete or interlocking pavers, asphalt paving is by far the most popular way to pave roads, highways, driveways, and parking lots. Asphalt is low maintenance and durable. Asphalt is the preferred paving material as it lasts longer and is competitively priced to install and maintain.

Asphalt New/Installation

Asphalt pavement can comfortably last for 15 years. While installing new asphalt, there are a few things we consider before the project begins.

Asphalt installation Steps

step 1
Remove The Existing Surface
Whether it’s concrete, pavers, or gravel, the initial phase would be to create the foundation. Tools and machinery such as bobcats, front loaders, dump trucks, and forklifts are used to excavate and remove existing pavements and debris.
step 2
Creating an Appropriate Slope and Grade
Preparing the surface for proper water drainage means creating a proper slope and grade. Automatic motor graders and laser-guided transits ensure moisture won’t negatively affect the newly installed asphalt.
step 3
Laying the Sub Base
A subbase creates a stable surface that supports the asphalt. Freezing and thawing is the leading cause of pavement damage. When laying the sub base, a frost barrier is used to prevent cracks and potholes when freezing temperatures occur. Soft spots are identified through a process known as proof rolling.
step 4
Adding the Binder
The next step would be adding an extra layer of strength to the Asphalt installation. Aggregate (tiny crushed rock) mixed with oil ensures durability, power, and resilience.
step 5
Installing a New Asphalt Layer
Asphalt is laid for a clean, flat and beautiful pave. A potent blend of sand, oil, and aggregate makes up the Asphalt material. When freshly installed, the jet-black surface will feel smooth and look attractive.
step 6
The Final Roll
The final step is to smoothen and compact the new Asphalt layer. The process involves using a roller truck to even out the surface, eliminating small bumps, aggregate, and stone. The newly paved surface should be smooth, ready for inspection, validation, and use.

Asphalt Overlay

Asphalt Overlay is the process of revamping an old layer of paving with a new coat of asphalt. The restoration process involves four simple steps including

1. Surface Assessment

The existing layer of asphalt is assessed to know whether it qualifies for an overlay. Not all surfaces qualify for overlay including:

  • Surfaces with extensive damage such as ruts, huge potholes, or root damage.
  • Surfaces that cannot properly drain water.

2. Asphalt Milling

Asphalt milling involves removing the damaged layer of asphalt. Any section of the road that has cracks or potholes will need to be addressed to ensure the new overlay has a strong bonding to the base layer.

3. Base Repair

In surfaces where the base has taken in potholes or cracks, repairs are required. In extreme instances, a new base will be installed.

4. Installing New Asphalt Overlay

Once the existing surface has been prepared, the new asphalt overlay is paved.

ASPHALT REPLACEMENT

A small crack or pothole in your parking lot or road may not look like a severe issue but could become one in a few months or years. When these issues are not caught early enough, asphalt replacement will be required. The most common reasons for asphalt replacement include

  • If the damage is too extensive
  • If water cannot drain appropriately
  • To prevent liability
  • If repairing would be a short term solution
  • If it makes more financial sense to replace rather than restore

Before replacing your asphalt surface, it will need a proper examination. An expert will extensively assess your current installation to provide the best solution to your needs.

Parking Lot Striping

Parking lot striping and pavement markings let drivers know where one parking space ends, and another begins, marking lanes, and labeling ADA accessible parking spots. Striping also works to enhance the aesthetics of your property, improving the freshness, neatness, and sharpness of your parking lot for a fantastic and attractive finish. Proper and regular parking lot striping not only ensures your customers park safely and conveniently, but it also ensures compliance to code. Striping services include, but not limited to:
  • Parking space striping both new and repainting
  • Accessible parking space compliance
  • Painting and marking speed bumps
  • Directional arrows painting
  • Bollard installation and painting

Milling

Asphalt milling is the process of removing asphalt on a surface to a pre-determined depth. If your surface requires milling, the process involves three simple steps.
  • Milling
  • Hauling milled asphalt to a recycling plant
  • Preparing the surface for new asphalt installation