Residential Paving Jobs
Most residential asphalt paving jobs are only as strong as their foundations. The same is true with asphalt paving. We take the time and the steps necessary to ensure a proper foundation to support your asphalt before we begin. The right equipment is brought out to your home to provide all the necessary tools for the grade, strength and material required to do your job right. We spare no expense!
Paving and Compaction
Before paving, make certain that the subgrade is stable. For backfilled areas, it is important that the soil is well compacted and that any settlement has ended. It is a good idea to drive a loaded dump truck or similar vehicle over the subgrade to ensure the working platform is stable. After finishing the subgrade, the aggregate base is placed, shaped and compacted.
In order for a pavement to perform well, it must have sufficient structural capacity to carry the in-service loads. The pavement thickness required depends on the subgrade conditions and traffic loads.
Proper preparation of the subgrade is essential; the subgrade is the foundation of the pavement. It must be free of topsoil and vegetation. It should be shaped to match the final contour of the finished pavement. It has to be well compacted and free of soft spots. Any soft spots should be removed and replaced with properly compacted aggregate or good soil. An improperly compacted or soft subgrade will eventually cause structural problems in the pavement above.