Your asphalt driveway is in great addition, however if you see cracks or potholes forming, there may be something requiring attention. There are several reasons for cracking in your asphalt and when determining if you need repairs, here are some of the reasons to repair your driveway.
WHY YOU NEED ASPHALT DRIVEWAY REPAIRS?
- Fatigue Cracking (also called alligator cracking) is caused by heavy loads or medium weight consistently crossing your driveway. This pressure causes the cracking to occur in your asphalt and may extended past the initial problem area.
- Block Cracking is where a large amount of rectangular cracks appear on the asphalt. This can be caused by asphalt shrinkage during extreme temperature shifts.
- Edge Cracking is where cracks appear within 1-2 feet of the the edge of the asphalt. They form from lack of support on the outer edges of the asphalt.
- Reflection Cracking are cracks that form near and around the joints in concrete or from the deterioration of asphalt pavements. They are usually caused by the movement in old asphalt as well as on top of it.
- Slippage Cracking is caused by low-strength asphalt mix used when it was laid. This should warn you that the company that laid your driveway was cutting corners.
“Best Asphalt Driveway Repair Company around”
Any of these reasons are valid to have a team of asphalt experts have a look at your driveway or pathway to see what they can do for you.
That’s why your trusted team at Asphalt Concepts are ready to get your driveway back into working order and fresh up the look for you.
For more information and a free quote, Contact the Asphalt Concepts Team today to get your driveway back to the way it was when it was first laid.
The Asphalt Project Process
The following is a guide only as each job is unique and requires professional assessment by our estimator
Any tree roots, stumps or other invasive shrubbery are removed. This is usually conducted in the days leading up to the project start date.
Vegetation and top soil are excavated to form the shape of your new driveway design.
Site excavated to the required depth, ensuring all soft and unsuitable materials are removed. Drains placed if required.
Sub-base gravel materials placed and compacted, Asphalt Concepts Pty Ltd usually like to use 150 mm-200 mm of sub base materials (other companies usually use 100 mm) to ensure that you have the best possible foundation for your asphalt top. The sub base is compacted using a ride on vibratory roller or a pedestrian roller (where the operator walks behind the roller) these machines compact a moistened sub base to form a hard stable surface for the asphalt. If you have a quite soft ground it may be suggested that you cement stabilise (this is the process of adding cement to the sub base to create a stronger platform for your asphalt). Once the sub base has been compacted it will have a smooth flat appearance. In some cases if the site is particularly prone to weeds we will treat the sub base with a weed control.
- Emulsion is then sprayed to the area to provide a strong bond for the asphalt (think of it like glue).
- Hot mix asphalt is then placed and compacted. Asphalt Concepts will use 25 mm to 30 mm (after compaction) of asphalt on your average domestic driveway.