Asphalt Paving Solutions in Jackson MI Can Handle Your Paving Needs With Quality Asphalt

by | May 20, 2014 | Construction and Maintenance

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Asphalt paving solutions begins with milling out the old asphalt pavement if it is cracked badly and has a number of holes in it. This would not form a good base for the new pavement, so a giant milling machine is run over the existing asphalt pavement and this machine chews up the old asphalt to be hauled away. This forms a good bed or surface for the new asphalt to be layed.

The thickness of the new asphalt will depend on the customer’s specs and what kind of usage it gets. If the road is traveled frequently by 18 wheelers, then the bed will have to layed thicker to accommodate the heavy usage. The type of asphalt required is dependent on the traffic and the weather conditions. Asphalt Solutions Plus, a local paving company, will know exactly what material you need.

Approximately 94 percent of the 2.2 million miles of road ways in the U.S. are asphalt because asphalt has been developed into rugged paving variations depending upon the use. Scientists are continuing to work on refining the makeup of asphalt to provide even better pavement solutions. Asphalt Paving Solutions in Jackson MI has the current asphalt solutions available for any roadway paving project.

Asphalt is an engineered mix of aggregate and sand with liquid asphalt cement, a petroleum product and each of these components is combined in a precise formula. Varying sizes of aggregates are heated, then mixed, in exact proportions with asphalt cement that has been liquefied at about 300° F. The mixture is delivered to the road while it is hot and it is paved over a base or subgrade material which has been made ready for the hot asphalt. When the temperature ranges around 140 degrees, compaction can begin and this process is the most important one next to the formulation of the paving mix.

There are many ways to prepare the mixture, but you will want to know how it is prepared and what material is in the asphalt. You might ask an asphalt consultant to review the project and the material specs to make sure you are receiving the asphalt you are expecting. Asphalt Paving Solutions in Jackson will be pleased to cooperate with you in this process.

After the asphalt pavement has been layed, the seal coat should be applied to protect the new asphalt. Click here for more information.

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