Asphalt is a major investment in the strength and beauty of your driveway, road surface, or parking lot. When properly installed and maintained, new asphalt can last for decades. Yet you might not know how to make the most of your asphalt.
The most important feature of any asphalt surface is the base. The base and binder courses of pavement are engineered using larger aggregate and thus provide the structural component of the pavement section. These courses are generally applied in thicker lifts than the top or surface courses. While adding some strength, the top or surface course is made with smaller aggregate and sand. This course primarily acts as a wearing surface while inhibiting the penetration of water through the surface.
Our process includes excavating and grading the area that is to be paved. For new work, this includes hauling and disposing of all dirt. For existing pavement this includes removing, hauling, and disposing of all old asphalt. Next, we will fill the area with the stone base. This stone is compacted to ensure the integrity of the asphalt surface. Finally, hot asphalt is laid either by machine or hand (depending on size) and compacted with either a mechanical tamper or roller.