Paving: Roads, parking lots, driveways – Concrete or Asphalt
Asphalt Paving (Road Paving)
Ramsey Asphalt Paving specializes in all new construction asphalt installation. A new construction paving job requires the right equipment, the right high-quality materials and trained and experienced professionals who know how to use them. We stand out from our competition when it comes to handling new asphalt construction.
Our mainline professional paving crews can successfully manage and complete everything from small, light traffic parking lots to heavy duty truck terminals where traffic specs require deep strength paving. Let our helpful staff design the right specs for your needs.
In addition, our expert grading crews can prepare your new construction site by balancing the sub grade and finish-grading the aggregate base, both of which are essential to achieve the proper results and to extend the longevity of the asphalt pavement.
When an asphalt pavement surface deteriorates to the point of needing repair, an asphalt overlay is an effective solution. A standard asphalt overlay consists of a new layer of asphalt applied over the existing asphalt surface. The thickness of an overlay should range 1.5” to 2”. The existing asphalt surface may be milled if grades need to be maintained or alter. Milling is a process by which a machine is used to plane the pavement surface to an appropriate depth before it is covered with the new layer. Once the milling is finished and the overlay is completed, the customer is left with a brand new surface ready for pavement striping.
A skin patch differs from removal and replacement because the existing asphalt is not removed. This type of repair should only be used when there is no base failure. Skin Patch is also used to isolate asphalt that is Spaulding (loose and rough) to extend the life of the asphalt (3-10 Yrs.). Skin patches generally use a fine sand aggregate as opposed to course aggregate because the edges of the patch are “feathered” out to zero thickness. Usually skin patching to improve the appearance of pavement or to stop water penetration. Skin patches are generally 1.5” or less in thickness.
Removal & Replacement
Severe sub grade deficiencies may require complete removal of part or all of the pavement and base material. After excavation and removal, pre-existing conditions in the sub grade such as moisture, shallow utility lines, missing aggregate base, or incorrectly prepared sub grade may require additional steps in base preparation. When pre-existing condition have been corrected, new aggregate is supplied as needed and recompacted. The new asphalt is then placed and compacted with vibratory rollers to finish the process.
Don’t let an old, cracked and aging driveway lower your property value. Ramsey Asphalt offers residential driveway paving services to Southern California.