Asphalt Paving Service Atlanta
Metro ATL Services has worked on commercial, private and public properties. Whether you are looking to have an apartment complex paved or having your house paved there are several things to take note of when having asphalt pavement done.
Asphalt is the leading method for pavement for several reasons. Asphalt is pretty quick to install. In fact, you have to install it quick because if you don’t then the asphalt will cool down before you're even done with the job and that is not a good place to start if you are looking for asphalt paving that will last. When Asphalt is first poured it is at 275-300 degrees fahrenheit, very hot. It is important that it is at least 55 degrees outside to pour the asphalt because otherwise it will cool too quickly. This is why it is important to get your paving done in the spring, summer and fall months- before it cools down too much in Georgia.
Another reason asphalt pavement is the leading method for paving is because of costs. Asphalt costs less than installing concrete pavement. This is for two reasons. Asphalt as a material costs less than concrete. Asphalt is made from tar and gravel. The tar is typically cheaper, but fluctuates sum due to crude oil prices. In addition, the installation of asphalt is cheaper. Concrete is a lot more labor intensive job and takes longer thus is more expensive to install.
One final reason I’ll give (though these are not the only reasons asphalt is the leading method for pavement) is that asphalt is less prone to damages from salt, frost and cracking. However there is a caveat here! Asphalt is less prone because it is more flexible material than concrete, BUT asphalt does require more maintenance and without this maintenance then you’ll face the same issues of cracking and damages. We’ll talk about the maintenance required in a little bit.
Asphalt Paving: The Process
An asphalt paving company can quickly get you on your way to having beautiful pavement for your apartment complex, parking lot or home. Here at Metro ATL Services we begin the process with a consultation. We’ll come by to see the property that needs paving and speak with you about your needs. We’ll take a look at surrounding areas to take note of any possible issues to make sure we avoid any unnecessary trouble.
Depending on the size of the job we can get it all done in one day. We will arrive on site and make sure that the area to be paved is clear. We will get the underlying surface ready for paving. It is important to have a solid foundation that is compacted and ready for the asphalt pavement. The asphalt is then layered on using a paving machine.
Asphalt Pavement Maintenance