Asphalt Paving


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A.C. ( asphaltic concrete ) We have been doing asphalt paving for over 30 years. We pave parking lots, roadways, or we can patch those pot holes in your existing parking lot. There are different sizes of asphalt that you can use. The most common is 1/2 inch material. This is used for parking lots with cars and light trucks. The other size is 3/4 inch, which is used for parking lots with heavy trucks, also on roadways. However, most asphalt patching uses 1/2 inch material.

How thick do you make your asphalt? If you are making a parking lot, driveway or patching for cars and light trucks you should use 1/2 inch asphalt and make it 2 inches thick. If you are making a parking lot for heavy trucks or heaver equipment, or storing something that has a lot of weight, you would want to use 3/4 inch asphalt and make it 3 inches thick. For roadway thicknesses, you need to check with the local governing agency.

What do you put under the asphalt? You would put an aggregate base course commonly known as Type 2 gravel. If you are going to use 1/2 inch asphalt material at 2 inches thick you should put a minimum of 4 inches of Type 2 aggregate base course under your asphalt, and if you were going to use 3/4 inch asphalt at 3 inches thick you would want to put a minimum of 6 inches of Type 2 aggregate base course.




Last Update: 11/21/99
Web Author: Joe Weaver
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