The techniques and best practices that All State Paving has developed over the past several decades are sure to produce the best results for your pavement. Proper techniques include ensuring the correct slope for drainage, using the right compaction equipment, and using the correct temperature and depth for the asphalt mix. The best solutions begin with the right subgrade prep, and end with an evenly laid asphalt with a smooth finish. Following these practices will result in a pavement that can withstand heavy traffic and the most extreme weather conditions.
There are several asphalt irregularities that can be identified if best practices aren't followed. Here are a few examples:1. Rutting & Raveling
When the temperature is inconsistent throughout the asphalt (+-25ºF temperature differential), cooler areas will compact at a slower rate and reach ambient temperature much faster than the surround mat. These isolated areas lacking compaction will cause reduced strength, lower fatigue life, faster aging, and a greater susceptibility to moisture damage.2. Segregation
When the asphalt is not a homogenous hot mix, there is a good chance the pavement will exhibit early signs of distress.3. Minimizing Starts & Stops
Just like concrete
, having a steady flow of material during placement is key to minimizing starts and stops and having a continuous smooth surface. If there is an unplanned period of time when material isn’t available, the uniformity of the asphalt surface will likely be compromised.