When that black, smooth surface begins to become visibly distressed and showing significant cracking, greying and damage…that means the asphalt pavement has reached the end of its service life.
There are three main options that Buchheit Parking Lot Repair offers for reconstructing pavement; removal and replacement of existing asphalt, reclamation of the existing asphalt, and full depth replacement. The application we recommend will be determined by the overall condition of the asphalt and its underlying materials.
Asphalt pavement consists of multiple sizes of aggregate combined with asphalt oil that bonds the aggregate together to create a flexible asphalt pavement. Over the years, weather and traffic will reduce the ability of the oil and aggregate to bond together, creating a brittle asphalt surface. When asphalt has reached the end of its natural life and the underlying gravel base is still structurally sound, the existing blacktop can be removed and replaced with new asphalt pavement. This process involves removing the existing asphalt pavement, which can be taken to a site where it is crushed and reused as a recycled material. After the existing asphalt is removed, the parking lot will be graded to improve drainage and be prepared for the new asphalt parking lot surface. A new asphalt surface will be installed to meet the traffic loads and customer budget for the project site.
In some instances your parking lot may be a candidate for asphalt reclaiming prior to asphalt paving. To reclaim the existing asphalt pavement, equipment will be mobilized onsite to grind and pulverize the existing pavement and gravel base into a uniform recycled base material. This allows us to increase the structural strength of the parking lot by increasing the base thickness. The reclamation process is a cost effective solution compared to full depth pavement replacement. Costs are reduced by utilizing existing materials onsite rather than incurring the expense of new aggregate, transportation of materials, and additional labor.
When a pavement surface has failed from sub-soil issues or traffic load changes, the pavement foundation will need to be replaced. There are various ways to improve the structural stability of the pavement foundation, and the method will be determined after discussing the customer’s needs and evaluating the failure cause. Full depth replacement consists of excavating the entire area. The unsuitable soils are removed from the site and new gravel base material is installed prior to the new asphalt pavement.
We understand how important it is that your project is done on time and within your budget, so we’ll work with you at every step along the way to make sure that both are met. Time is money and that saying rings even more true when your customers do not have anywhere to park! Buchheit Parking Lot Repair & Maintenance has been serving the community for well over 35 years. Trust the name.
Our team is comprised of highly skilled construction workers and contractors. We have the experience and the expertise to get the job done on time no matter the scope of the project. We’re proud to serve Saint Louis and the Greater Saint Louis Area. Properly maintaining your parking lot will go a long way to extending its life. We don’t cut corners and we are always professional. Trust the name!
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