General Info

 

Asphalt

The asphalt concrete is produced from a mixture of asphalt cement petroleum product and fine aggregates. The two materials are mixed at a high temperature in order to coat the aggregate and give the mix workability for placing and compacting.

Once the mix is in place, has compacted, and has cooled down to normal air temperature, the asphalt acts as a heavy mastic or glue to hold the aggregate together.

One of the advantages of Asphaltic Concrete is its continued flexibility and pliability once in place. This allows it to conform to small settlements in the surface being paved without cracking.

This same flexibility makes the surface susceptible to indentations with the application of concentrated loads such as bicycle kick stands, chair legs, tables, and ladders to name a few. The new surface of asphalt remains susceptible to concentrated loads until the asphalt oxidizes or hardens.

Asphalt can lose its tenderness in anywhere from 30 days to a year. BE PATIENT—because in the long run, this flexible material will give many years of structural and aesthetic value.

Items Not Covered By Guarantee:

  • Tree Root Conflicts—This Will Cause Cracks
  • Dandelions or Weeds Growing through Asphalt—Spray with Weed Killer & Hammer Asphalt Back Down
  • Settlement on Sub-Base as a Result of Old Excavation—This Will Cause Cracks
  • Natural Springs Running through Driveway Area
 

Don'ts

Below are some DON'Ts to follow with regard to your driveway, roadway, or parking area:

  • DON'T Drive or Park on the New Surface for 48 Hours
  • DON'T Place Sharp or Pointed Objects on the New Surface, This Will Cause Holes or Indentations That Will Weaken the Foundation
  • DON'T Turn the Wheel of Your Car Sharply While the Car Is Not Moving; Move the Vehicle & Slowly Turn the Wheels
  • DON'T Park the Car in Exactly the Same Spot Each Time; Change Its Position Slightly Each Time to Prevent Displacement
  • DON'T Allow Large or Heavy Vehicles onto the New Surface
  • DON'T Allow Weeds or Other Plant Material to Crowd the Edges; Plants or Weeds Will Grow through the Asphalt
  • DON'T Allow Gas, Power Steering Fluid, Transmission Fluid or Like Material to Spill or Leak on the Surface; This Will Dissolve the Asphalt & Create an Unsightly Hole
  • DON'T Park or Drive near the Edges
 
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