Paving is the installation of asphalt on base when creating a new parking lot or overlaying an existing parking lot that is beyond repair.
New Parking Area: When creating a new parking area you must first have a solid base. Just like building a new house a good foundation is key. Depending on elevation and other circumstances we dig out to 8 inches below grade on average and haul away. Next, is to install 6 to 7 inches of base and compact with a vibratory plate or roller. Finally, install type SIII hot asphalt mix rolled and compacted to 1-1/2″ min. For heavy traffic area 2″ would be recommended.
Overlay Existing Area: At this point the asphalt is beyond repair. An overlay is exactly what it says; we are overlaying the existing asphalt. First, we must remove all loose material and debris from the area. Then a tack coat is applied, which will help bond the new asphalt to the existing surface. Hot asphalt mix is rolled and compacted to a 1″ average in most cases. (For heavy commercial vehicle traffic, additional inch of asphalt should be considered.)
Reliable Paving and Overlay
We pave and do overlay all over Central Florida. Call us today at 407-878-3155 to get a free estimate.