Asphalt pavement is utilized in a variety of different applications because of its durability, cost-effectiveness, simplicity of construction, and strength. It is the material of choice for parking lots across the nation because asphalt withstands heavier loads and, when combined with proper asphalt maintenance, lasts for many years. In order to maximize the life of your asphalt parking lot, it is important to develop a pavement management plan involving routine inspections and ongoing preventative maintenance. Barton Contracting offers a wide variety of asphalt products that will be installed by professionals with years of experience. We can customize any job to meet our customers needs. Several of the most common options are listed here, please contact us for a full listing or for any questions about your specific project.
Construction of a new asphalt surface begins with the subgrade, we have the knowledge, experience and equipment to start from scratch. We are able to remove dirt, grass or existing surface and prep your site for installation of an appropriate depth of stone base, usually 6 to 8 inches. After it is installed the stone must be properly compacted and graded to ensure proper strength and drainage. This gives you a solid base to build on.
Asphalt Repairs Base Course
Once you have your stone base, typically we will install an asphalt base material consisting of 2 to 4 inches compacted depth. This base course will be made from larger aggregate than the final surface, so it will add strength and stability to your project. Depending on your specifications you may need several layers of asphalt base.
This is an intermediate size aggregate asphalt that may be used as base course in lighter duty applications or in addition to a base course.
Also known as the Overlay, this layer is the finished product. It consists of small aggregate which gives it a smooth even appearance when correctly installed. This is usually done after most of the other construction is complete so there less chance of scaring and staining from other construction equipment and activities.
This is usually done before you apply the overlay to repair any damage done during construction. It is also a common way to make repairs on older asphalt surfaces after potholes or other damaged areas appear.