Remove & Replace

At ASAP Asphalt Sealing and Paving Co., we specialize in asphalt paving. We can install a strong, beautiful surface for your parking lot.  Our asphalt jobs are properly compacted with state-of-the-art equipment to make the surface as smooth as possible.

Believe it or not, asphalt never completely hardens. Therefore, it is only as strong as its foundation. Laying asphalt over soft soil or existing pavement that is damaged is a recipe for cracks, potholes and uneven settling. Therefore, a beautiful and durable road, parking lot or recreation area begins with proper preparation of the ground underneath. This may require us to dig out and remove any materials or layers that are not stable enough to support asphalt. It is also not a good idea to pave over concrete because the asphalt will sink into the spaces between the blocks of concrete, leaving visible lines in your asphalt.  These reasons will lead to a complete removal and replacement of your existing asphalt.

Removing and replacing existing asphalt is a process with multiple steps. We perform each step with care to ensure smooth, stable results:

  • First, we must remove the existing asphalt.  This can be done in a few different ways, the most common being with an asphalt milling machine.  The mill grinds up the existing asphalt so that it can be hauled away and recycled.
  • We will then make sure the existing base is stable since the most important phase of installing pavement is to create a solid base on which to install the new asphalt.  It is also at this time that we grade the stone sub-base as necessary to ensure that water flows in the appropriate direction.
  • We will also check the area to make sure water will not pool around the edges of your new asphalt pavement. Standing water can saturate the gravel base making it unable to withstand heavy vehicle and frost heaves.
  • After we prep the sub-layers, we will bring the hot-mix asphalt to the job site using triaxles. We will then proceed to put down two layers. The first layer is the binder asphalt, which is made with larger stones for greater strength. The second layer, also known as the top coat or wearing surface, is made with smaller stones to give the finished pavement a smooth surface.
  • After proper compaction, the lines are then repainted as desired.

If needed, we can install speed humps to help drivers respect the speed limit in your parking lot or on neighborhood roads.

Asphalt Milling Machines

We use high quality, well-maintained equipment to ensure that our paving jobs are level, evenly spread and properly compacted.  Our quality of work is never compromised by cutting corners or skimping on materials.  We are a WBENC Certified WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise), and are happy to submit our certificate of insurance, and references as necessary.

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