Important Residential Asphalt Paving Tips

It’s been a while since my last post and I wanted to make it up to everyone here by providing some great value. I’ve been asked about this too many times to even count, so here’s professional advice along with a few important tips¬†from a parking lot striping company in Virginia Beach:

I feel that in order for any paving project to be successful,there needs to be a certain amount of preparation, research and planning. Here are some tips on how to prepare yourself:

  1. Choose the right base – it is crucial to choose the correct base for your pavement before you do anything else. What am I talking about when I say base? The base is underneath the actual asphalt pavement. Think of it as a foundation of your house, if the foundation is laid improperly, chances are that it will sink and so will the house. It’s no different with asphalt, no matter what you decide to get paved. It is super important for your base to be well pressed and compacted, otherwise it might sink and cause your freshly installed asphalt to crack. Other than the looks, cracking can lead to things like erosion from the rainwater intrusion and settling over the base. Other things that can be caused by incorrectly installed base include and are not limited to: potholes, sink holes, indentations and sliding (like the tectonic plates). (more…)