Asphalt Paving Blog

What are the Side Effects of Paving Asphalt over Concrete?

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jun 24, 2014

Do you currently have a concrete driveway or concrete parking lot and want to make the switch to asphalt pavement? If you've been thinking about updating your driveway or parking lot, you might be wondering if asphalt can be paved right over the top of the concrete.

5 Important Factors of an Asphalt Overlay

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jun 17, 2014

Asphalt overlays make up a significant portion roadway paving work done today. The surface preparation for an overlay project is dependent on the condition, type, and elevation of the existing pavement. The pavement should be structurally intact, level, clean and capable of bonding to the overlay. To meet these prerequisites, the existing pavement is usually repaired, leveled, cleaned and then coated with a binding agent.

Here are five factors to consider when determining if an asphalt overlay is a good solution for your parking lot.

4 Asphalt Parking Lot Qualities That Attract More Customers

Posted by J. Mrugacz on May 19, 2014

Parking lot paving is likely the first point of contact that a business has with customers, so making a good first impression is vital to maintaining their patronage. Unsightly potholes filled with collected rainwater, sizable cracks that can cause falls, and hard to see asphalt pavement lines equal a poorly maintained asphalt parking lot that is sure to drive visitors somewhere else – literally. Take note of these four qualities of a parking lot that will make visiting your premises a pleasure for your clientele.

Behind the Scenes of Stabilizing the Asphalt Base at Glen Hills Middle School - CASE STUDY

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Oct 9, 2012

The Base/Subgrade Stabilization Project

The project starts at 8:00 a.m. on the dot at Glen Hills Middle School. The semi truck carrying the load of cement powder rolls in. About half an hour later, the cement powder starts getting laid over the parking lot that has had the asphalt parking lot that was here pulverized. At this point, all that’s left is the pulverized asphalt and gravel bed mixture.  Now, every square foot gets an application of cement powder at a depth of around 1.5-2” depending on site conditions the day of work.

At 8:55 a.m., the pulverizer starts following behind the cement powder truck.  The pulverizer goes 14” into the existing base material, mixing the powder with the existing base material. Once the two are mixed together, the concrete powder starts reacting, hardening the stabilized base components. It is also at this time that the newly mixed stabilized base is tested for the right moisture. To check for this, a ball of the stabilized base is made and it should fall apart after being bounced in a hand.

What to Look for in a Residential Asphalt Paving Contractor

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jun 15, 2012

Your parking lot or driveway is in disrepair with pot holes everywhere but you have no idea who to turn to for your asphalt maintenance. You know you need to get it fixed but where to even start looking?