ASPHALT REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
Re-construction: Better than starting over. If your existing asphalt has passed its useful life, we can pave the way to a bright future. One option is removal and replacement, that of removing and disposing of the existing asphalt. After disposal, we re-grade the existing base materials and install and compact hew asphalt to your desired thickness. As an alternate, we could pulverize the existing asphalt material, giving us strong material to re-grade and compact for a better-than-new paving base. With the old material graded for drainage and then compacted, the new asphalt we install will be strong and ready for the future.
ASPHALT OVERLAY & RESURFACING
Asphalt overlayment and resurfacing is another repair option. Asphalt overlays are like a face lift, an economical way to present a “like new” look to your public while extending the life of your base asphalt. The areas to be paved are swept clean of dirt and debris, and in some cases a material called Petromat is needed to help repair the area properly. Petromat is a brand of geotextile, or road fabric, and a single layer of Petromat provides the strength of an entire inch layer of asphalt. In those cases requiring Petromat, SS1 tac oil is sprayed down on the pavement, and the fabric is then rolled out over it, creating a moisture barrier. If Petromat is not required, a SS1 tack coat is sprayed out in much the same fashion. In either case, the asphalt mix is then put down in the proper thickness and compacted.
Small problem areas patched in time can improve the appearance and safety of your property. Ignored, they only get bigger, more dangerous, and costly to repair. Patching can be completed in two phases: surface or removal and replacement. Surface patching adds a new layer of asphalt to low, puddling areas, and raises the grade to match the surrounding areas. In removal and replacement patching, we jack hammer or saw cut, remove, and dispose of the damaged asphalt. We then repair the area with new asphalt to match the existing grade. During this process, we check the underlying sub-grade to look for any damage that may be causing the surface problems. If we find damage, we remove eroded base rock and add new. Our patching technique strengthens the obvious weak areas and extends the overall life of your asphalt investment.
POTHOLE REPAIR AND MORE – WE ARE HERE TO HELP
Call Apco Paving Co. in Alameda and Contra Costa today at 925-827-9850 and speak with an expert for your next residential or commercial project.