Asphalt Paving is a very important part of our service to local Nashville properties. Asphalt (or bitumen) is a paving material kind of like pitch mixed with sand, gravel and lime. The main advantages of using this building material are its durability and relatively low cost. If properly maintained, Well-installed asphalt paving can last a lifetime. Especially in certain weather conditions, Asphalt is well suited for any hard surface, especially for transport. This is the reason why you see it everywhere! Driveways, roads, and parking lot paving is widespread for a reason, and our company has made it our goal to deliver the very best asphalt contractor services available. We provide services for the installation of parking lots, starting from building the base layer to finishing the asphalt with sealcoating.
Asphalt Paving – Parking Lot Paving
The process of installation of a parking lot is our expertise, and full of benefits if you choose our company. Before the parking lot installation, it is necessary to measure the exact dimensions of the property in question in order to meet the specifications of the project. Measure twice, pave once! The final purpose of the paving area factors heavily into how we choose to pave the space. Our extensive experience as a paving contractor really gives us an advantage here. After so many years in the industry, we’ve pretty much seen it all. This gives us a leg up in determining the exact way we want to go about the paving project. This is also the stage where communication with our customer is so important. If we don’t know all of the details regarding the purpose of the paving project, we can’t have all of our bases covered. We make sure to plan out as much of the details as we can before we get to the jobsite.
Steps to a Quality commercial asphalt paving project
Next, it’s time to clear the space, which is the excavation phase. We generally end up doing some digging and cleaning out the space so we can lay down the asphalt without any obstacles or hindrances. This can be as simple as removing weeds to more heavy-duty ground clearing.
The entire exposed surface will be compacted when the base layer is not made of concrete. In order to improve the load bearing capacity of the soil and to prevent the penetration of the gravel into the soil, some foils may be used between the soil and the base layer. We’ll put the base layer on our newly scraped and exposed surface. The choice of the base layer differs from work to work depending on the designer’s specification and depending on the intended use of the paved surface. Again, this is why it is so important to plan well.
At this point there are some options available. Generally we put down a base coat of gravel which helps for a consistent spread of the asphalt. Of course, we usually take a roller to it as well. Finally, we finish the job by providing some industrial coating, which is usually a layer of asphalt sealcoating. If we are doing a parking lot or a similar project, we’ll also offer to do the final pavement markings or line striping as part of the initial specs. Once that is wrapped up, we’ll clean up the site and leave you with a large space of freshly paved asphalt.