Basically, the job of pavement is to
provide a smooth, even seal over soil, a surface that
makes it easy and
pleasant to visit and work at your property. A common myth is: limit
amount of weight of the traffic using your pavement and it's guaranteed
to last and last.
The reality is that traffic is only a minor player in
the destruction of your asphalt. surface.
These are the real culprits of surface deterioration!
The ultra-violate rays of the hot
sun causes oxidation and brakes down the integrity
of your asphalt
the aggregate material is allowed to protrude from the surface,
the pavement rough. The surface becomes brittle, cracks
develop, and the pavement deteriorates.
Gasoline, Oils and other petroleum
based materials dissolve asphalt causing it to soften
or even worse;
Unprotected asphalt allows water to
seep through to the underlying soil, making it unable
to resist even
ordinary loads. As the soil yields way, the pavement begins to crack
and deteriorates. As time goes by, freeze-thaw cycles widen the
cracks letting even more
water through and the problem worsens at an
The best way to get the most
life out of your pavement begins with selecting a quality
install the pavement and conducting life-preserving maintenance. You
periodically evaluate your paved surface to see what work is
needed to prolong its life.
The first step is to contact
us for a free Professional
Pavement Performance Evaluation.