Understanding Professional Asphalt Installation


When you're ready to have your driveway repaved, it's in your best interest to work with a professional asphalt paving company instead of trying to do it yourself. There are a lot of steps involved with proper preparation and asphalt application, and those steps are essential for ensuring structural integrity. Here's a look at some of the things you can expect from your professional paving contractor. 

Demolition Of Existing Material

The first step in the process is to demolish the existing material. Whether the existing driveway is concrete, asphalt, gravel, or made from another material, it needs to be removed so that the new asphalt driveway can be built in its place. This means demolishing the surface material and digging out the necessary room for the new foundation. The debris and excess material will be hauled out as part of the agreement.

Incorporating Drainage

Once the old material has been removed and the foundation dug out, drainage needs to be considered. Without enough drainage in the system, the foundation will erode and the asphalt will crumble. Make sure that your asphalt installation contractors consider the drainage needs, including the right grading and drainage channels.

Constructing The Base

The base of the asphalt driveway should be made of layers of sand and gravel. These materials will form a solid structure to keep the asphalt in place. Your paving contractor will layer the foundational materials together to create a structurally stable base to support the asphalt, then the asphalt layer will be applied over the top.

Applying The Asphalt

When the foundation is completed and the asphalt applied, you have to avoid walking or driving on the driveway while the asphalt cures. Your installation contractor will tell you how long to stay off the surface. Once it's cured, you can use it like you would any driveway surface.

Considering Sealant

After your asphalt driveway has cured and aged some, it's beneficial to talk with your asphalt installation contractor about sealcoating. A timely sealcoating application can make all the difference in the way that your asphalt driveway ages. Sealcoating protects the asphalt beneath from automotive fluids, weather, and UV rays. You can reapply sealcoating every year or two if you want to keep your driveway in the best possible condition.

These are some of the basics you need to understand when it comes to dealing with asphalt parking lot installation. Talk with an asphalt installation company, such as Construction Asphalt Paving Services Inc, for more information.


7 September 2022

Laying The Pavement: Blog Edition

Paving contractors spend all day laying the pavement. We figured that the least we could do was write about it! In other words, we plan on laying the pavement of information. Yes, that sounds a little cheesy, but sometimes it's okay to sound cheesy when talking about something as serious as pavement. We caught your attention, didn't we? Now that we've caught your attention, allow us to share a little more about this blog. It will feature articles about paving and pavement contractors, and we plan on providing a lot of different information and perspectives as we go. You're welcome to join us!