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.
The term “porous” refers to holes in the asphalt material that provides a way of managing storm water or drainage challenges. Porous material is most often used for parking lots to allow water to drain through the surface and be infiltrated into the soil below the pavement. Not only a low-maintenance option for homes and businesses with drainage problems; porous has also been an ideal option for municipal projects that face recent storm water regulations. Common uses include sidewalks, driveways, fire lanes, road shoulders and roadways.
Wolf Paving completed the 2.75-mile Coffee Road municipal paving project in New Berlin, Wisconsin. There were four phases of the municipal project, pre-determined by the City of New Berlin. The project included widening and straightening the road, strengthening the base through the use of geo-textile fabric and Glas-Grid reinforcing pavement mesh, and applying the new asphalt pavement along the entire road. The project began in April 2013 and was completed in October 2013.
Watch the progress of the Coffee Road redevelopment project each step of the way:
Asphalt paving is, of course, one of the most popular materials for any sort of paving project that's going to see frequent use by vehicles. Both inexpensive and fully recyclable, asphalt paving is a tried-and-true process that's going to be in use for a long time to come!