3 Types of Asphalt Paving
Knowing the type of asphalt paving you need will help you choose the right asphalt paving contractor. Some specialize in a particular type of paving, while others have the training and experience to perform all types of paving.
Whether you need paving for your Mesa business or even your private street, it’s important that you understand the needs of the job so you can select the right contractor. Here are the three types of asphalt paving you might need:
Patching refers to repaving small areas of road or concrete. For example, roadways may have to be patched after utility or plumbing lines have been installed, or they may need patching after they have deteriorated or been damaged.
Patching requires a special touch because it requires much more than simply laying new asphalt on top of the old pavement. Portions of the pavement may need to be removed, depending on the severity of the damage and the cause. Special materials may then need to be applied to provide support and ensure the integrity of the pavement.
Patching is reserved for small areas. If large sections of roadways or lots need repair, re-paving may be necessary.
Asphalt has an expected life span, but some applications outlast that timeline. As a precautionary measure, an overlay can be added to the asphalt when it is nearing its expected life span but has not yet started to show signs of damage, such as the many cracks and pock marks that create the look of scales on an alligator. The overlay is an extra layer of asphalt that provides support and protection for the pavement.
Overlay must be installed with consideration to water runoff and utilities. The edges may have to be milled, or the utilities may have to be moved.
Removal and Replacement
When the asphalt has been too damaged or water has insinuated itself under the foundation, the asphalt will need to be completely removed and then replaced. It is especially important to work with an experienced asphalt paving contractor for this work because removing the asphalt requires the use of specialized equipment and can be very dangerous. When the new asphalt is installed, it must be done so skillfully to ensure that it is strong and stable for many years to come.
Working with an inexperienced contractor can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs down the road.If you need an asphalt paving contractor in Mesa, we encourage you to call Roadrunner Paving. Our team is experienced in all types of asphalt paving, and we perform residential and commercial paving, no matter how small or large the job. We can perform new asphalt paving, or we can come up with the appropriate repair solutions for your roadway or asphalt lot. Our high-quality workmanship will ensure that your pavement provides a strong and smooth base for many years to come. Call Roadrunner Paving in Mesa today to learn more about our asphalt paving services and to request a bid for your job.
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206