Have you seen a pothole or crack in your newly installed pavement, although it looked excellent and stable when you first installed it? If you shook your head in a ‘yes,’ then you might have made mistakes while laying the asphalt layers.
At Scorpion Construction LLC, we receive so many paving complaints stating they had used good quality material and effective paving techniques, still, their surface deteriorated before the expected durable period. Ultimately, making them repave or reinstall their pavement, causing them to waste more time and money.
So, if you want an expert who considers all the factors before laying the asphalt pavement, click here to connect with Scorpion Construction LLC today! We offer our professional asphalt and concrete paving solutions to all residing in Tampa Bay, FL.
In today’s blog, we will focus on four common paving installation mistakes that you can avoid when installing pavement in the future.
1. Poor Drainage System
Throughout the year, your pavement withstands rain, dirt, and humidity. Therefore, it is crucial to connect your pavement with a good drainage line to keep all the water, dust, and dirt flow right in the drainage and not have it sit on the surface of your asphalt pavement.
For this, you might need to create a slope near the drainage during the paving installation process to ensure the pavement drains the wastage properly.
2. Laying a Shallow Base
You might have evacuated all the dirt from the surface and poured enough material into supporting the pavement, but still, your asphalt doesn’t seem stable. Here, the problem may not be anything but the digging done for the base.
If you don’t dig deep enough for all the layers to settle in properly, your pavement will always ask for repaving. Here, experts recommend digging 4 inches for standard traffic pavement and 6-10 inches for parking lots and driveways.
3. Improper Installation of Bedding Sand
The bedding sand acts as a base for your pavement. If it is properly laid, your pavement will be strong and stable; otherwise, it will be weak and more prone to getting damaged within a short period.
Therefore, it is advised to install the bedding sand according to the standard requirement, i.e., 1 inch all over the compacted base. Ensure it is leveled, and not more than 1 inch as any more will promote an unstable pavement.
4. Ignoring the Edges
Just like finishing matters in everything you do, the edges of the asphalt pavement need to be fully furnished. While most of the pavers only focus on installing a firm surface in the middle and protecting it, edges can be vulnerable to wear.
That’s why, to protect your edges from getting weak, you can place bricks on edge or preform plastic or metal to prevent your pavement from aging faster.
All in all, asphalt paving is not that complicated, but these mistakes can cost you a fortune. Therefore, ensure keeping the above pointers in mind while working on your next pavement project.
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