Asphalt is one of the most popular materials used for paving roads, driveways, and parking lots. Asphalt is made up of two components: aggregate and binder. The aggregate is made up of small rocks and stones, while the binder is made up of bitumen, which is a type of oil.
Asphalt is a durable and flexible material that can be used in a variety of climates.
Heavy vehicles can cause a lot of damage to asphalt, as their weight can easily crack and damage the surface. When asphalt is first installed, it is very susceptible to damage from heavy loads. Over time, the asphalt will harden and become more resistant to damage, but it is still vulnerable to large trucks, buses, and other heavy vehicles.
If you will have heavy vehicles driving on your asphalt, consult with your asphalt contractor to see what grade asphalt is best suited for your needs.
When the roots of a tree grow under an asphalt surface, they can cause the pavement to crack and buckle. The roots can also break the pavement’s surface seal, which allows water and debris to get down into the pavement structure, leading to further damage.
UV light can also cause damage to asphalt pavements. Over time, UV radiation can break down the binders in asphalt, leading to cracking and fading.
Fuel and Oil Spills
Fuel and oil spills can also damage asphalt pavements. If a fuel or oil spill is not cleaned up properly, the spilled liquid can seep down into the pavement structure and cause damage.
Baretta Paving: Your Paving Expert
If you’re looking for a paving company that will take the time to understand your specific needs and provide you with a quality asphalt project that meets your budget, Baretta Paving is the right choice.
We are a family-owned and operated business with over 60 years of combined experience in the paving industry, so you can rest assured that we know what we’re doing.
No job is too big or too small for us, and we always go the extra mile to make sure our customers are happy.