Asphalt is strategically engineered and composed of about 95% stone, sand & gravel by weight and about 5% asphalt cement that act's like glue to hold the pavement together. It can be said that asphalt has been and still remains one of the major building blocks of our Nation. The United States of America has over 2 million mile's of roads & highway's and over 93% of them are surfaced with asphalt pavement employing thousands of people every year for maintenance and new construction.
ASPHALT CAN BE RECYCLED AND WILL NOT RAISE YOUR PROPERTY TAX
We offer installation of new parking area's for both commercial and residential customers the process start's by removing dirt & soil to a depth of usually 6-8 inch's in some situations we may have to dig deeper and install more base depending on what the surface is going to be used for, base rock is installed in lift's with each lift being properly compacted before final base layer prior to asphalt installation.
All new & old driveways and parking lot's will need some type of prepwork, Even an existing asphalt or concrete surface my need some excavation, leveling and to be sloped for proper drainage. Some surfaces have the wrong type of rock and is not a proper base #8's & #57's are a washed finishing stone that will not compact. If there is to much loose stone on top it will need to be scraped off and hauled away, we then bring in additional #304 limestone base rock and spread it as needed roll and compact. Owner Mike Gorman running the skid steer on the asphalt parking lot overlay job for the Richwood Banking Co. 249 W. 5th street Marysville Ohio 43040
We apply a pramitol weed killer to gravel area then string line and paint out a guide for new blacktop installation with a 2 ½ inch layer of 404 finishing course hot mix blacktop rolled and compact to a hard smooth finish with all edge's being hand tamped at a 45 degree angle for strong clean edge's. (NOTE) commercial job's are 2 inch's of 402 base course hot mix blacktop and a second layer of 404 finishing course hot mix blacktop.
As asphalt starts to age and deteriorate it becomes necessary for a new layer of asphalt (overlay/re-cap) this process extends the life of the parking lot or driveway with the old surface becoming the new base this can be done as long as the old asphalt pavement is still in reasonably sound condition, most case's we have to do some dig out and asphalt repair work, here is an example of what may need to be done