Asphalt Construction and Repair
Advanced Paving has been an asphalt contractor serving Weber county and surrounding counties for nearly 30 years. We have a reputation for quality workmanship and are committed to quality service. We want to be your preferred asphalt contractor. Let our experience and hard working crews take care of your next asphalt project.
A majority of asphalt surfaces are applied over a gravel base, which is at least as thick as the asphalt layer, although sometimes asphalt surfaces are applied directly over the native soils.
Advanced Paving primarily applies asphalt categorized as hot mix asphalt. Hot mix asphalt is applied at temperatures over 300 °F (150 °C).
Advanced Paving has the ability to construct and place new asphalt pavement for commercial and residential customers in all sizes.
Asphalt deterioration can include 'alligator cracking', rutting, potholes, longitudinal cracking, transverse cracking, block cracking, patch distress, depressions and weathering.
Other causes of damage include heat damage from vehicle fires, or solvent action from chemical spills.
Click below to learn about different types of asphalt damage.
When Do Potholes Form?
Although potholes can develop in any weather, they seem to happen more frequently during the winter months after a period of snow or ice. They can show up quickly and often times seem to spread like an epidemic across an otherwise smooth driveway.
The life of a road can be prolonged through good design, construction and maintenance practices. During design, engineers measure the traffic on a road, paying special attention to the number and types of trucks. They also evaluate the subsoil to see how much load it can withstand. The pavement and subbase thicknesses are designed to withstand the wheel loads.
Good maintenance practices center on keeping water out of the pavement, sub base and subsoil. Maintaining and cleaning ditches and storm drains will extend the life of the road at low cost. Sealing small cracks with bituminous crack sealer prevents water from enlarging cracks through frost weathering, or percolating down to the sub base and softening it.
For somewhat more distressed roads, a chip seal or similar surface treatment may be applied. As the number, width and length of cracks increases, more intensive repairs are needed. In order of generally increasing expense, these include thin asphalt overlays, multicourse overlays, grinding off the top course and overlaying, in-place recycling, or full-depth reconstruction of the roadway.
It is far less expensive to keep a road in good condition than it is to repair it once it has deteriorated. This is why some agencies place the priority on preventive maintenance of roads in good condition, rather than reconstructing roads in poor condition. Poor roads are upgraded as resources and budget allow. In terms of lifetime cost and long term pavement conditions, this will result in better system performance. Agencies that concentrate on restoring their bad roads often find that by the time they've repaired them all, the roads that were in good condition have deteriorated.
Asphalt patching is one effective solution that can dramatically improve and restore the condition of failing asphalt to a like new condition. There are a few different types of patching read below to see which one may benefit you.
An asphalt adhesive is added to the patch area and hot asphalt is applied directly on top of the pre-existing asphalt surface. It is more inexpensive to do it this way compared to cutting out and replacing asphalt areas.
Removal & Replacement Asphalt Patching
This is a more permanent and more costly method of repairing deteriorated asphalt. This is not always necessary unless the problem is due to base failure (asphalt foundation). In this case removal is required in order to properly compact and prepare the base. All edges of the repair area should be cleaned for best tacking results. Try to make the edges straight and even. Once the decayed asphalt has been removed, the base should be leveled and compacted. The new asphalt patch is then applied slightly higher than the existing asphalt to ensure that once compacted your new patch will match the old existing asphalt.