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How Asphalt Is Paved

Blog post   •   Nov 12, 2016 03:46 EST

We, at Superior Asphalt Paving, have time and again reminded you of how and why asphalt is the best road paving solution out there. Whether you are in Vancouver or anywhere else in the world, for domestic or commercial purposes, there is nothing like asphalt when it comes to road paving.

Given that you are here reading this, we are going to assume that you have already decided asphalt as your road paving option. If you still haven’t, check out why we think asphalt is awesome. Just so you know, asphalt is also very easy and convenient to maintain.

If you have decided on your final choice, we’ll make it even easier to choose the right asphalt contractors for you. Superior Asphalt Paving should be your obvious choice in Vancouver, BC given how, through the years, we have garnered immense experience and trust among our clients through quality service.

Before you go ahead and give the green light to your contractors for the paving work to commence, we have put together a clear and methodical 3-step guide on how the asphalt paving process is carried out. It could prove to be helpful in helping you monitor their work.

1. Old Asphalt/Concrete Surface Removal

Sometimes, if you want something new, you have to eliminate the old. Asphalt, similarly, is no exception to this clichéd aphorism. If you want a brand new and healthy asphalt surface, the old surface needs to go.
First, the area of the old surface should be measured and secured. Then the demolition process begins. Heavy machinery is the standard way of going about with it.

It is also important to note that saw cutting – a technique where the old layer is cut into parts before removing it – is a useful step if you want to avoid damaging any of the surrounding areas such as pavements. Old materials should be hauled and disposed off properly.

If there is no old surface to remove or the paving is being done on a raw piece of land, the area has to be excavated and cleared for the paving to commence.


. Sub-Base Preparation

Once everything is cleared, the base on which the asphalt is going to be laid on should be cleared and levelled for the best results. Ensure that your contractors grade the area appropriately and lay out a detailed drainage plan.
A good drainage plan will go a long way in ensuring that your new asphalt surface stays robust and undeterred. A strong base should be installed into the area by putting down a combination of filter fabric and aggregate that will sit underneath your asphalt once you install it.

3. Asphalt Paving

Finally, once the steps above have been completed and monitored thoroughly, the new asphalt layer can be laid down. The asphalt should be installed carefully by professionals using a paving machine.

The asphalt will then need to be compacted, leveled, and allowed to sit, so that the asphalt cools down and eventually settles. Once it has settled, you will be able to start using your new asphalt surface. Brace yourself for a refreshing and good-looking new asphalt surface.

Pavement machine laying fresh asphalt or bitumen on top of the gravel base during highway construction

Pavement machine laying fresh asphalt or bitumen on top of the gravel base during highway construction

The three steps can help ensure that you obtain the best and desired results for a brand new asphalt surface. Since this is a simplified guide, it makes the process look easy. On the contrary, asphalt paving should be carried by seasoned professionals and the latest machinery.

At Superior Asphalt Paving, we use the latest machinery and tools that are operated by highly experienced professional who have committed to serving the asphalt paving industry. We ensure the promised results. For the best asphalt paving services in Vancouver, British Columbia, give us a call.

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