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Paving – Mix Design Basics

High-quality asphalt pavement starts with a good asphalt mix. The types and proportions of the ingredients selected can have a major impact on the quality of the installed pavement. Furthermore, adjusting the formula can enhance certain properties that may be desirable for specific uses. An experienced, reliable asphalt contractor will know […]

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Asphalt Paving – Proper Drainage Ensures Success

Regardless of the intended use or size of the asphalt pavement that they are installing, credible paving contractors pay careful attention to ensure proper drainage. If the pavement does not drain correctly, you could be facing serious liability issues and the premature deterioration of your pavement. Whether your project involves […]

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Asphalt Pavement Rehab & Cost-Effectiveness

There comes a time in the life of every pavement when repairs are either impossible or too frequent and expensive to be cost-effective. At that point, the decision must be made whether to excavate and replace the pavement or rehabilitate it. Sometimes, the only option is to excavate and rebuild […]

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Asphalt Paving & Truck Loading

When you ask for a quote on asphalt pavement, the asphalt contractor will ask you about the number and types of vehicles you expect will use the pavement. This information can help him determine how thick the base and asphalt will need to be. If the pavement will never bear […]

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Asphalt Paving Safety – Traffic Signs & Pavement Markings

Between 1890 and 1925, driving was quite an experience. For many years, there were no laws requiring drivers to prove their competency, signs were practically nonexistent, signal lights had yet to be invented and even children were allowed to drive. As you might expect, chaos ruled the roads. In a […]

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Asphalt Pavement & Project Management

If you have ever driven by a job site where asphalt pavement was being installed, the process may have seemed rather straightforward. To the untrained eye, it may appear the construction of asphalt pavement involves little more than dumping the hot asphalt and rolling it smooth. However, asphalt paving contractors […]

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New Paving & Tire Scuffing

Scuff marks on newly built asphalt pavement commonly appear once traffic is given access. In virtually all cases, these tire scuffs will vanish when traffic increases and will leave no trace behind. Scuff marks are rarely an indication of improper construction or a reduced life for the pavement. Since these […]

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Asphalt Paving Requires Teamwork

Once an asphalt paving project is underway, the last thing your paving contractor wants is to experience a delay. Delays can make customers unhappy, especially if the customer has to keep his area closed longer than was anticipated. Delays can make contractors unhappy; after all, every delay can potentially cost […]

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Asphalt Pavement & Winter Paving

Most people know that asphalt contractors tend to be busiest between late spring and early fall, but not everyone is aware that asphalt paving jobs are frequently performed during the winter. Paving in cold weather is more challenging, but experienced contractors know that if the proper steps are taken, the […]

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Asphalt Paving & Snow Preparation

Winter can be very unkind to your asphalt pavement. Every spring, asphalt contractors field numerous calls from customers who are shocked at how badly their pavements deteriorated between the time that the first leaf fell and the last icy patch melted. If you want your asphalt pavement to survive the […]

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