We all know that the installation of your Haines City parking lot paving is not an easy process. We also understand the importance of installing your paving properly. If the installation fails, then you may experience paving damage that will cost you thousands to repair, if not replace. However, have you ever thought about how the entire pavement installation process actually works?
While it may seem like a dull topic to some, learning about how your pavement is installed can actually be beneficial in understanding how important how each step is when it comes to installing your pavement to guarantee maximum strength. Here are the steps of your Haines City parking lot paving installation.
Removal of old asphalt
First and foremost, the old asphalt paving is broken down and removed from the site. Heavy machinery is used for this, and the old asphalt can be recycled to be reused in other paving projects. All asphalt is completely reusable, making is a great environmentally-friendly product. The site is cleared of any other debris.
Preparing the pavement site
The pavement site is then prepared for installation. The surface is measured and graded to determine the slope of the surface for effective water drainage, and they prepare for the installation of the sub-base layer.
Installation of the sub-base
The sub-base layer is then installed. The sub-base layer acts as the foundation of your asphalt paving, which is why it is very important that it is installed properly. Most of the damage that you find on paving is surface damage, which is fairly straightforward to fix. However, if you see damage caused by an issue with your sub-base layer, it will take more time and money to fix.
Once the sub-base layer has been installed, it’s time to begin installing the rest of your paving. The binder is first laid down. The binder is what holds the aggregate together, and acts as the foundation of the asphalt itself. It is first mixed with large aggregate particles before it is laid down on the paving site.
Once the binder has been installed, the actual asphalt surface layer itself can then be installed. The asphalt surface layer is comprised of smaller aggregate particles, oil, and sand, which contributes to the black surface that asphalt is well-known for.
Once the layers have been installed in your Haines City parking lot paving, the pavement is then transitioned from old to new pavement, through the use of butt joints. Once everything has been evened out, compaction is then performed to smoothen and strengthen you paving.