Asphalt and Paving

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ASPHALT CRACK SEALING

  

As pavement ages, cracks can start to appear. Cracks develop for a lot of reasons, and among the most common are fatigue, thermal stresses and reflective cracking from underlying pavement conditions.

Although patching is a remedy, crack sealing is the second most important maintenance program to follow. Doing this well means cleaning out weeds, grass or other debris and filling the cracks to the fullest extent possible with a suitable material. Diamond Paving and Striping. recommends that cracks with an opening of a  ¼ inch or more be sealed.

Many crack seal jobs can be opened about 20 minutes after sealing, sometimes faster during the winter. Without asphalt repair and maintenance efforts in place, these once small cracks will allow water to enter and undermine the asphalt. When that happens,  more extensive repairs will be needed, at an increased cost to repair. Don’t let that happen.

Repairs such as asphalt patching and crack sealing can be the most economical way to preserve the quality and structural integrity of your roadways and parking lots. We offer exceptional service in all areas of repair work.

ASPHALT PAVING

  

At Diamond Paving and Striping. we know that time is crucial when it comes to repairing potholes, and we make sure that we respond to that need as quickly as possible and always for the most fair and reasonable price possible. We use only the highest quality materials and pride ourselves on doing the job correctly by industry standards, so you can rest assured that your repairs will last.

As asphalt pavement ages through its life-cycle, isolated areas of failure can occur. Once a pothole begins to form, it is important to repair it quickly. Patching is a process where potholes, or weak, brittle asphalt is removed. It is cut back to uncover sound, strong asphalt. This is sometimes called “full depth repair” – implying that any problematic asphalt is removed, exposing the base, which then can be evaluated as to its value. The base is re-compacted, edges are cleaned, and a coat of tack is applied to promote bonding of old and new, followed by fresh, hot asphalt, compacted to match the edges. It usually needs at least a few hours to cool off before the patch is open to traffic.

Once your potholes are repaired, remember that maintenance is the key when it comes to preventing more potholes in the future. Your asphalt surfaces need to be maintained on a regular basis in order to ensure that the surfaces remain strong and intact.

Diamond Paving and Striping can handle all your asphalt and maintenance needs. 

PAVEMENT SEAL COATING

 Seal coating is a protective coating to extend the life of pavement by reducing oxidation from the sun, protecting from water exposure, gas and oil damage from vehicles and even rain or irrigation damage. Seal coating enhances pavement appearance and adds overall beauty to your property.

The success of seal coat means getting the pavement as clean as possible. At Diamond Paving and Striping we also have experts in pressure washing, and can definitely get the job done. Two layers of seal coat are preferable to add resistance to wear from traffic. Oil spots can be treated with chemicals to help with adhesion.

Diamond Paving and Striping understands how important it is to work around your schedule and that down time can mean lost revenue for your business. We can perform seal coating in phases to accommodate your business needs.

While many contractors go far beyond the proper dilution rates for seal coating and stretch materials over too large an area, We always adheres to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Areas usually need to sit overnight to allow seal coating to dry before removing barricades and permitting traffic to resume.

ASPHALT PAVING OVERLAYS

 Protect your asphalt! An asphalt overlay is a process that can add much life to an existing road, parking lot and even driveway. As the name implies, an additional layer is added over the existing mat.

Prep work is critical in the success of an overlay. This includes taking care of any patching, sealing of cracks, milling along the curbs, and sidewalks  which help maintain flow lines. A special fabric can be applied prior to paving to help slow down the reflective cracking (cracks will want to reflect through a new asphalt mat over time). A sufficient amount of tack must be sprayed for bonding of existing asphalt with new asphalt.

INFRARED ASPHALT PATCHING

  

Infrared Patching is the process of combining hot-mix asphalt with the existing damaged asphalt to compact the area for a smooth, seamless finish. In cold weather climates, cracks, divots, potholes, heaving, uneven or rough asphalt surfaces are often a result of several freeze-thaw cycles. Infrared asphalt repair is often referred to as cold weather patching and is a temporary solution until further pavement maintenance can be performed.

Infrared Asphalt Patching Repair is a less expensive, effective pavement maintenance solution that is quick to install with minimal disruption to traffic.