Are you looking for an asphalt paving contractor? Cedar Hill Paving Ltd. wants to help you have clarity on what you need, based on your unique project requirements. We go the extra mile and offer various online resources to help you. Here, you’ll find some of the important matters related to the paving industry that will allow you to cut through the jargon. Whether you’re a homeowner or a general contractor, this will help you hire the right paving company. Contact us today for Asphalt Paving 101 in Toronto.
If you’re considering paving your driveway with asphalt, you want to make sure you understand the entire process. You’ll want to know how long it takes and what each step entails. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from theasphalt paving process at Cedar Hill Paving Ltd.:
Demolition and Removal
Before new asphalt can be installed, the existing old asphalt, concrete or pavers you currently have need to be removed. Our machines and workers will remove all concrete and asphalt and will haul any old material off-site.
Stone Base Evaluation
Next, your stone base will be evaluated. This is the layer of material under your old pavement, and it needs to be strong as it’s the foundation for your new surface. If it’s too weak the area will need to be excavated and removed so a new base can be installaed. This will ensure a strong foundation for your new aspahlt paving..
Grading and Sloping
Grading the stone base is a necessary step to ensure water will run away from areas like your garage or foundation walls. We will determine if more stone is required to make the run more positive with the help of laser levels and grading equipment.
Compaction immediately follows grading. Compaction removes any air voids within the stone material. Removing the air tightens the stone material to reduce the risk of settlement and make it strong enough to carry the load of vehicles or pedestrians. The compacted stone becomes the foundation for your new paved surface.
New Asphalt Install
Now that all the preparations have been made, it’s time to install the asphalt. We do this using a an aspahlt spreader; a mechanical device which uniformly spreads the aspahlt over the prepared base. In tight areas with limited access the asphalt is installed by hand with rakes and shovels.
The final step of the process is rolling the asphalt. Like the stone, air voids must be removed from the aspahlt material to ensure it meets the necessary engineered strength for your project. But unlike stone, aspahlt needs to be rolled while its hot to ensure a unifrom finish.