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What You Should Know – The Asphalt Paving Process
The surfaces of your driveway or parking will definitely leave a mark among visitors and passersby. That is why when looking for a pavement option, asphalt paving is one of the less inexpensive options you have as a property owner. At Seal of Approval, we have seen first hand how many homeowners choose asphalt paving in Long Island. This is due to their many benefits, which is why most property owners and even the government would choose asphalt pavements over concrete ones, for asphalt is tends to be:
- Energy Efficient
- Traveler- and business-friendly
- Environmentally friendly
However, apart from knowing the benefits and advantages of asphalt paving for your property needs, it would also be good to be acquainted with the basic asphalt paving procedures that will be applied to your property. To somehow give you an overview of what will happen during the installation, here are the basic and significant stages of asphalt pavement installation.
Steps for Laying Down Asphalt
Demolition and Removal
Perhaps the basic procedure of asphalt paving is the demolition and removal stage. This stage of the installation will begin with the removal of the existing surface. Pre-existing debris will be demolished and removed in order to start the operation. If you wanted to have a total renewal of your previous asphalt pavement, this will likely be the first step to expect.
After the debris has been removed, it is then imperative that surface will be graded. This is necessary in order to understand what type of drainage application is needed in order to allow proper draining of water that is essential for an asphalt surface.
Although this part of the procedure may sound simple, it has a huge impact afterward. If this will not be properly done, chances are great that your asphalt pavement will not last for a longer period of time, especially if you are living in an area where rainstorms are frequent.
Packing the Base
Following the grading of the surface, the base of the surface will be packed, especially those with any soft spots. Although there are other techniques involved, undercutting is the usually method being employed by most contractors.
Adding to Binder
After the surface of the base has been packed, the next process will involve the adding of binder layer to the base. This mix of aggregate and oil will help the asphalt adhere to the base since such binding material is very strong. When you choose Seal of Approval as your contractor in your Suffolk, you will be assured that the process and materials to be used for your property is top of the line.
Lastly, after the demolition, removal, surface grading, packing of the base, and adding of binder layer to your property’s surface, the asphalt will then be laid. Once the asphalt has been laid down, our contractors will then compact the asphalt material with the roller and leave it for curing.
Those are some of the basic and technical aspects of asphalt paving. The entire process is very complex, which is why you should hire the best in the industry. Ask for a reference to previous work or referrals from your associates, when choosing a contractor to perform the complex process of asphalt paving for your residential or commercial property.
For Asphalt Paving Services in Long Island, Contact Your Local Sealcoating and Paving Contractor – Seal of Approval. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Seal of Approval is one of Suffolk’s best sealcoating and paving companies. We’re located at 263 NY-25A, Wading River, NY 11792. Our team is professional and always delivers exception work and customer service and is trusted by the Long Island community. We are particularly well known in Suffolk and Suffolk County. You can count on us for your exterior surfaces whether it be driveways, parking lots, private roads and highways. Please give us a call or send us an email if you would like to learn more about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!
Seal of Approval
263 NY-25A, Wading River, NY 11792