Here at Epic Paving, laying asphalt is a job we know a thing or two about. And we pride ourselves on doing an impeccable job every time, the first time around. However, there are some instances when paving may be a job you’d like to try yourself. To prevent any mishaps, our experts have compiled a list of paving mistakes to avoid. With our guidance, your asphalt will look like it was paved by the pro themselves!
First Mistake: Improper Planning
There is a time and place for going with the flow. Paving asphalt is not one of them. It is imperative that you have a proper plan in place for your asphalt project. Understand ahead of time how asphalt works, ensure proper measurements when mixing materials, and know how much asphalt you will need to actually lay down.
Paving Mistake Number Two: Not Accounting For The Grade
Water loves to accumulate on flat surfaces. It especially loves to permeate those surfaces, destroying some of them, like asphalt, over time. If you fail to account for the necessary slope of your driveway or other hard surface, you’re in for a bad time later down the road.
Third Strike: Improper Pouring
You may remember trying to pour from a gallon of milk when you were a kid. Everything is going well and before you know it there’s milk gushing all over the counter and dripping onto the floor. If you are not using a professional asphalt layer, then your pouring job can easily resemble the milk. Improper pouring is the most common mistake, resulting in surfaces with waves and lines.
Fourth And Final Paving Mistake: Failing To Compact And Seal The Asphalt
If your asphalt is not compacted the right way, the surface will form ruts and other deformations. Be sure you fully understand how to compact asphalt ahead of time. You also want to ensure you properly seal the asphalt once it has been poured and compacted. Otherwise it may degrade much quicker than anticipated thanks to its exposure to the elements.
We understand that laying asphalt can be a difficult job. That’s why we’re here to help! If you have any questions, contact our qualified team of professionals today at 416-701-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.