Having a brand new asphalt driveway installed at your home is a major investment. Your driveway serves as a welcome mat for your guests and will boost your home’s curb appeal significantly. Choosing the right paving contractor is important. Not all contractors are equal and this especially true of paving contractors. We can develop a plan to maintain your asphalt and address any emerging issues before they become major problems. The continued good repair of any asphalt surface is the best insurance for its long-term life and usability.
Asphalt Overlay, which is also referred to as Resurfacing is the process of installing a new layer of asphalt directly over the existing asphalt. The overlay provides a new 1.5-3″ layer of surface asphalt over your existing pavement. The first step in an overlay is to remove any existing asphalt necessary to ensure proper pitch and elevation of the final product. Then tack coat (a liquid bonding agent) is applied to the surface of the existing asphalt to ensure the bonding of both the existing and new layers of asphalt. The tack coat can help prevent the separation of the 2 layers which can occur during the winter when the road heaves due to frost. The new asphalt layer is then installed using a paving machine and compacted with an asphalt roller.
Asphalt Reconstruction is the process of removing and replacing the entire asphalt surface. Asphalt reconstruction is done when your asphalt has oxidized and deteriorated to a point where an overlay is no longer an option. After a complete evaluation of your site, we determine what caused the asphalt to deteriorate. In many cases, we will uncover the hidden problems such as improper drainage, pitch, or aging that caused the surface to fail and propose a solution that will ensure a longer life for your new pavement. Remember your parking lot surface is only as strong as the base beneath!
Our method is to first, remove the asphalt (both the top layer and a percentage of the sub-base). Next, install the new item 4 sub base. Lastly, the top layer of asphalt is put down, generally 2 ½ ” for residential surfaces and 3-4″ for commercial applications.
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Mahopac, NY 10541
Mailing Address: PO Box 627 Jefferson Valley NY 10535