New Asphalt – A petroleum based product that has crusher fines and rock mixed with oil. This product is ideal for our mountain conditions – i.e. frost heave, extreme heat/cold, steep terrain, difficult or “tricky” drainage, etc. Asphalt offers a clean durable entrance to your home or business with a most cost effective, solid surface.
Some areas that use asphalt – driveways, tennis courts, tracks, golf cart paths, walkways, roadways, bike trails, parking lots, airport runways, race tracks.
Installation – After proper sub-grade work, the asphalt is “laid” with a paving machine that lays the asphalt at an appropriate thickness to be compacted with an asphalt roller to a final 3” depth, unless other depth is required or requested by customer.
Asphalt Overlay – A thinner layer of asphalt paving that can be laid on existing asphalt that has maintained its integrity but needs a face lift.
Recycled Asphalt – (aka – RAP; Recycled Asphalt Product) Recycled Asphalt is a less expensive, semi-permanent, alternative to traditional asphalt. The oils in this product are no longer “active”, and therefore will not hold compaction as long as traditional asphalt. They will reheat to a certain extent and form a “crust” on the surface.
Some areas where recycled asphalt is preferred – less traveled county roadways, private subdivisions, road or driveway shouldering, or any area where a more “natural” scenery is desired with less erosion than a dirt surface.
Installation – after proper sub-grade work, recycled asphalt is “laid” the same way as traditional asphalt and compacted afterwards with an asphalt roller for a uniform appearance.
Grading – is used for two reasons. 1- for proper sub-grade work before installing a new asphalt driveway. 2 – to renew the life of a dirt driveway or road destroyed with ruts or washboard from a previous winter or spring rains.
Gravel – is a term for two products, road base and crushed rock.
Crushed rock – may be used on flatter driveways to achieve a cleaner, decorative appearance. It may also be used for sub-grade stabilization in extreme wet conditions.
Road Base – is a product consisting of rock and crusher fines. Because of its composition it compacts very well. We use road base for proper sub-grade work and to build up areas where not enough gradable material is present. Road Base is also used in the shouldering of our asphalt driveways to help prevent breakage or erosion.
Patching – is where we repair damaged asphalt with new asphalt. There are many circumstances that can cause damage, some include erosion, tree roots, snow plows, road cuts for utility installation or repair, heavy equipment, inadequate asphalt thickness or sub-grade work.
Seal Coating – is a blended water based emulsion used to seal your driveway to help protect it from the elements. Sealing your asphalt will extend the longevity and durability of your asphalt.
Crack Fill – we use a direct fire rubber joint seal. It is applied to minor cracks in your asphalt to prevent water from getting under your asphalt and creating more damage.
Striping – is paint applied to your asphalt to denote parking spaces, handicap parking, tennis court lines, walk ways, basketball boundaries, etc., in a variety of colors to suit your needs.
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January 10, 2014 at 7:39 am