Steps to Long Lasting Asphalt Paving for Roads and Parking Lots
- The layout of roads, parking spaces, or asphalt parking lots: the correct property lines and roadways, with elevations to ensure proper drainage, as well preserving all the trees and foliage is extremely important before we can begin building new roads or parking lots.
- The second step is the excavation: if this is a new parking lot then, we may need to clear foliage or sod and remove as much as a foot of dirt, if it’s not stable fill dirt. There may be trees and stumps in the way, which may require a permit to remove. If this is the case we’ll obtain all of the proper permits to perform the asphalt work. If we’re resurfacing over old asphalt and there is cracking; we will have to repair the cracks and place a special tape over the large cracks, because the cracks will telegraph as it’s called through the old asphalt and show up in the new asphalt, so repairs are imperative. We haul away any debris from the job site when the asphalt paving process is complete. We have the loaders and dump trucks to haul away debris that results from our work.
- Base and Grading: The correct installation of road base is critical to ensure you years of worry free service from your new streets or parking lots. We usually use four to six inches of crushed concrete road base or asphalt millings. This road base is engineered for the foundation underneath the blacktop surface. This is the time to make sure there is proper pitch for all important water runoff and drainage. We use a laser level to ensure rain water moves away from your parking lot and property. We use a vibratory roller to make sure the foundation is compacted well. A solid sub base is the most important part of asphalt paving.
- After the sub base is installed and compacted, our trucks will deliver batched hot pavement mix to the job. Timing is everything here, it is important to make sure the asphalt is not allowed to cool before it is laid and rolled. This is usually done in 2 levels or lifts for parking lots, and one layer or lift for residential driveways. The first lift is called the stabilized course, and consists of a larger stones in the asphalt for more strength. The second lift has a finer stone for a clean finished look. We use the finest asphalt paving equipment available to ensure a good job, and to make sure there won’t be any breakdowns while your new surface is being laid.
- The final step is the compaction and finish. If the blacktop is not compacted properly the asphalt will not hold together and will not last very long. As soon as the asphalt is laid the surface is rolled with a vibratory roller to ensure a strong finish. We hand tamp the edges for a 45° angle, to support the weight of the roller. If your asphalt driveway or parking lot meets an asphalt street, we use a diamond cut out so the two surfaces meet and are flush to give you years of service.
Call us for Asphalt Paving in Tampa and Clearwater and for a free estimate at 727-474-0402 or 800-986-3231.
Florida Paveworks has offices throughout central and southern Florida. Below is a list of our other offices in Florida…
Asphalt Paving Tampa: 503 East Jackson Street 33602 Phone: (813) 527-0578
Asphalt Paving Fort Myers Phone (239) 491-7007
Asphalt Paving Sarasota: 7350 S. Tamiami Trail 32431 Phone (941) 320-4664
Asphalt Paving Lakeland: 3616 Harden Blvd Phone (863) 614-0061
Asphalt Paving Palm Harbor: 35246 US HWY 19 North 34684 Phone (727) 474-0402
Asphalt Paving Ocala (352) 414-1654
Asphalt Paving Orlando 630 South Kirkman Rd 32811 Phone (407) 770-8993