Asphalt Paving Blog

Foam Asphalt Paving: A New Option For Roadways

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Mar 3, 2015

Foam asphalt injection is a technique that is used widely in Europe, but has been seldom used in the UnitedStates. Typically reserved for roadways, this process offers many benefits over traditional techniques, including deeper road stabilization, up to 14 inches, and the ability for roads to open faster to traffic.

How Soil Stabilization or Rebasing Helps Your Parking Lot or Driveway

Posted by Riley Stendel on Apr 2, 2013

Here at Wolf Paving, we care about ensuring our work is the very best it can be and that it lasts as long as possible. To achieve the best results, we carefully consider every aspect of a paving project, literally from the ground up. What kind of soils exist at the site? If paving has been done before, what materials were used and are they re-usable in the current project? We ask these questions because we know an excellent base is required for an excellent result. A weak base could result in the pavement above it shifting, cracking, or even sinking. 

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.