RESIDENTIAL PAVING CONTRACTORS
As residential paving contractors in Rochester NY we can engineer and install your asphalt driveway to your needs or liking. There are many different types of asphalt used for paving. The most common are Binder and 7F fine topcoat.
The most common residential paving scenarios include:
The typical process involves excavating the existing surface and grading for proper drainage. We then install stabilization fabric to ensure your base aggregate isn't contaminated and proper gradation is maintained. After the foundation has been established, a lift of binder asphalt is placed, the thickness is determined by the use of the pavement. Typical Binder thickness is 2.5-3 inches.
As the name implies, an overlay/resurface is a new layer of hot mix asphalt, generally 1.5 to 2 inches thick that is placed over existing pavement. There are 2 reasons a resurface may be used; it can be used as a "fix" for deteriorating asphalt or the finish coat for an existing binder. When a top coat is put on at the right time in the asphalt cycle, it can extend the life of the asphalt for up to 20 years. As one of the top rated home paving companies in Rochester, NY. We guarantee you’ll love your new asphalt driveway!
Frequently asked questions about paving contractors:
What is an asphalt paving contractor?
Asphalt is a hot mixture of dark bituminous pitch (oil) with an aggregate usually sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, etc.
An asphalt paving contractor places asphalt to a specified thickness over an area to be driven on.
How does asphalt paving work?
Typically, asphalt is spread evenly over an area; this can be done by hand with wheel barrows and asphalt rakes know as lutes or with a paving machine. Once the asphalt is spread evenly, and before it cools down, it must be compacted with a weighted drum roller.
How do you calculate or estimate asphalt paving cost?
There are many factors to determining asphalt paving cost. The major variable is what it takes to get the area ready to pave. The actual paving is determined by the amount of asphalt used on each job.
Can asphalt paving be done in cold weather?
Asphalt can be done in cold weather. The key is getting the asphalt down while it is still hot so it can be compacted. Most dump trucks used for paving, have thermo-blanket tarps that keep the asphalt at temperature. Once the asphalt in the truck is “broke” meaning they start taking it out, there is a limited time, which varies based on the asphalt’s starting temperature, to get the material into place and compacted.
What is the difference between an asphalt paving and concrete contractor?
An asphalt paving contractor works with a hot mixture of dark bituminous pitch (oil) with an aggregate usually sand or gravel- the color is black.
A concrete contractor works with a powdery substance made with calcined lime and clay. It is mixed with water to form mortar or mixed with sand, gravel, and water to make concrete. it us usually white, but can be colored. Concrete is more expensive than asphalt, but is more durable.