Asphalt is an excellent choice for all paved areas, but your pavement is only as good as the installation. In New Jersey, Elite Paving is the contractor that local businesses and homeowners trust for the quality installation of parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, and more.
Quality Asphalt Installation by Elite Paving
Here’s our detailed guide to the step-by-step process of installing pavement, from demolishing the old surface to creating a smooth, new one.
Step 1: Prepare the Site with Demolition, Grading, & Sloping
The first step is to remove any debris, rocks, or existing pavement using heavy machinery. At Elite Paving, they recycle old asphalt and concrete. With a clean surface, the Elite Paving team uses advanced technology to grade the soil and prepare it for proper water drainage. Correct drainage is crucial to avoid pavement damage.
Step 2: Create a Stable Sub-Base
The sub-base is the foundation of the new asphalt surface, providing stability and support. It also serves as a frost barrier to prevent damage during freezing and thawing. Base thickness, strength, and compaction are crucial during installation, as a poorly compacted sub-base can lead to a less durable pavement. To prevent this, Elite Paving completes a proof roll using a heavy truck.
Step 3: Install Strong Asphalt Layers
After the sub-base is prepared and repaired, the binder layer is added, consisting of large aggregates mixed with oil to provide strength and durability. Once the supportive structures are installed, the top layer of fresh blacktop is added to create a smooth ride. This surface asphalt is made up of small aggregate, sand, and oil to create a jet-black and attractive finished surface.
Step 4: Finishing Touches for Beautiful Pavement
Connecting newly paved surfaces to existing driveways, roadways, or parking lots requires special attention to ensure proper water run-off. Butt joints are created to ensure a seamless transition and smooth surface. Once the asphalt and butt joints are laid, the entire surface is smoothed and compacted using a roller truck to ensure no bumps or stones are left poking through the new surface.