Asphalt paving is a long-term job. It requires patience and unparalleled expertise to complete such a project. The goal of this activity will be to build buildings that break all records in terms of durability. However, it all depends on the type of soil and the service provider you have hired to do the paving.
When to Do the Paving?
Asphalt paving should be done at a time when the weather is favorable. Indeed, the best time to do such an operation is from June to September. In addition, you must make sure that the temperature of the ground where the asphalt is to be laid does not approach 0 degrees.
However, it is strongly advised not to do such work from December 15 to April 15. Among other things, by laying asphalt at such a time of the year, the thaw could impact the soil and lead to its subsidence and therefore, your asphalt could be of poor quality.
In the case of existing construction, generally, it is necessary to wait at least two weeks after the compaction of the gravel to lay the asphalt. On the other hand, for new construction, you must necessarily wait until the first winter to have solid compaction, thanks to the snow and rain.
Finally, municipalities usually do the asphalt paving the first year before construction.
What Are the Different Types of Asphalt Paving?
An asphalt installation differs according to your needs.
● Residential asphalt paving
Residential asphalt paving involves everything related to your outdoor dealership. Whether it’s the paving of your driveway, your parking space that can be decorated in cement tile, or the route to your home.
● Commercial asphalt paving
For all commercial areas, parking space is vital for your employees. Among other things, it has benefits when you know that you won’t have to spend hours looking for a parking space before coming to work. Not only do you arrive at work with less stress, but you work in a reasonable frame of mind. So, commercial asphalt paving will focus on your parking spaces of all kinds.
● Municipal asphalt paving.
Here, it’s about laying asphalt on roads, alleys, sidewalks, and all traffic lanes.
There are 4 steps to asphalt paving
To complete an asphalt paving project, a significant investment is required. Apart from the financial aspect, it should be noted that asphalt paving is done in 4 stages.
First Step of Asphalt Paving
According to the required standards, the excavation must be done between 12 and 18 inches. An excavation follows the base on which the asphalt will be laid. Therefore, the base must be placed, taking into account the weather, to avoid bumps, cracks, or holes.
Second Step of the Asphalt Installation
This second step consists of the installation of the geotextile fabric. This step is essential in the installation of asphalt. It is a fabric that covers the hole and the corners. Its primary purpose is to separate the original soil from the gravel that will be used to fill the cracks.
Third Step of the Asphalt Installation
At this stage, you must fill the excavation with stones that you will have covered with a geotextile fabric beforehand.
Final stage of asphalt paving
The last step is the actual laying of the asphalt.