Asphalt Paving Tucson
Asphalt paving in Tucson is a 365 day a year job. One of few cities in the country that weather permits asphalt paving year around. However, Tucson is an extreme environment where weather and temperatures change quickly and severely causing asphalt to shrink and expand rapidly. Acute changes in dryness and humidity are also common place. This is hard on asphalt paving and roads in general, and requires a plan for using the best and long lasting products and proper maintenance to keep asphalt paved Tucson roads in great condition for years to come.
Welcome to Asphalt Paving Tucson website. We are the asphalt paving division of Eagle Rock Excavating, a full service excavation road construction company based right here in Tucson Arizona. We have the latest technology and equipment for preparing asphalt paving, and cost effectively maintaining asphalt paving. Our technology, combined with our experience and craftsmanship, give you the best product at a great price. We are a locally owned and operated business, established in 2001. We use only the best materials and maintain the highest standards of workmanship and professionalism with our clients goals and needs in mind: cost effective, long lasting, and dependable products and services.
Eagle Rock Excavating Construction management is key to quality and timely completion. Our management specialists control each phase of your project, letting ERE maintain tight schedules and keeping our clients informed of progress. Often, early completion is accomplished saving construction costs, time, and headaches. We pride ourselves in being part of the solution towards cleaner air and reclamation of our natural resources used in our operations.
Asphalt Paving Maintenance
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 regular asphalt maintenance can last for years and 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. The following are common asphalt maintenance procedures for parking lots:
Asphalt Pavement – Repair & Patching
Patching is a common asphalt repair on areas of pavement with potholes. Potholes occur when water seeps into pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks. When the water freezes, it expands and enlarges the crack. When the ice under the pavement melts, a void is left. Surrounding pavement falls into the void and forms a pothole.
Asphalt Pavement – Repair Procedure
This process consists of filling the affected areas with hot or cold asphalt mix, depending on the season and/or site location.
Asphalt Pavement – Removal & Replacement
As asphalt pavement progresses through its performance lifecycle, its appearance diminishes over time. Fine hairline cracks spread and deepen within the asphalt. Without ongoing maintenance, water may enter through cracks and holes may form, undermining the substrate. In this case, the most effective form of repair is to remove and replace the deteriorated area.
Asphalt Maintenance Facts
As soon as freshly laid hot asphalt pavement mix begins to cool, the aging process begins.
When oxygen in the air and water combine with asphaltic binder of the pavement, a chemical change takes place. At first, this process is necessary for the pavement to become hard and firm. Later, if this process is not arrested, a complete deterioration of the asphaltic binder will take place and reduce the pavement to a layer of loose stone.
Enemies of a parking lot include: gas, oil, sun oxidation, salt, water penetration, and hot or cold weather.
Protect Your Investment
In addition to routine inspections and ongoing maintenance, sealcoating asphalt pavement with a coal tar or asphalt-based emulsion slows pavement deterioration by protecting against the enemies of a parking lot. However, for maximum benefit, sealcoat needs to be applied approximately 12 months after the initial application and then on a regular basis, about every 24 thereafter.
Eagle Rock Approved