As the name implies, new construction is the building of new asphalt surfaces. First, excavation and grading of the area are performed as necessary to establish desired grade and drainage. Next, an aggregated base course (ABC) is placed and compacted. Finally asphalt mix is applied to present a finished base.
Deterioration of asphalt can occur as a result of lack of maintenance, overuse, or simply living past its life expectancy. In such cases, old asphalt pavement may need
to be removed and replaced or refurbished with one of the following options:
Regular Overlay - When an asphalt pavement surface deteriorates to the point of needing repair, an asphalt overlay is an effective solution. A standard asphalt overlay consists of a new layer of asphalt applied over the existing asphalt surface. The thickness of an overlay is typically 1 1/2 to 2 inches, but type and amount of traffic, as well as individual customer needs, are also considered.