Bedford Asphalt Paving
Bedford is a great city to live and raise a family that is located in the “Mid-Cities” area between Dallas and Fort Worth. Located in Tarrant County, Bedford is a suburb of Fort Worth. Located just minutes away from basically everything in the Fort Worth area, there is plenty to see in and around the city. Bedford has many excellent restaurant selections and hotels.
We would love to provide you with asphalt paving services no matter if you are a resident of Bedford, or if you own a business. If you need asphalt for your home driveway, your business parking lot, or even if your community needs road pavement work completed, we are the right asphalt paving contractors to call.
Pavers, also known as paver finishers, asphalt finishers, and paving machines, are heavy construction vehicles used to lay asphalt on roads, bridges, parking lots and other similar places. They lay the asphalt flat and press it on gently before it is compacted by a roller.
The vehicle was developed by Barber Greene Co. In 1929, the Chicago Testing Laboratory approached the company, hoping to use their material loaders in order to construct asphalt roads with more ease. The deal never went through, but Barber Greene did create a vehicle, based on the concrete pavers that had been used at those times, that both mixed and placed the concrete in a single process. The setup didn’t work well enough for the company’s taste, and the process was divided into two separate actions, making the machine one step closer to its modern version.
The independent float screed was invented in 1993, and, when combined with the tamper bar, provided for satisfactory material density and thickness. The main features of the machine were developed by Barber Greene Co. and they have been incorporated into most pavers since then, although improvements have been made to the controls.
Blacktop Paving Contractor Services
Blacktop paving, also known as asphalt concrete, started in the 1950s, with the advent of the Interstate Highway System, and the business has continued growing ever since in developed countries around the world. With modern homes, parking lots and roads, blacktop paving has become an important part of the way we maintain modern pavements.
There are various types of blacktop and it’s important to determine, ahead of time, which is best for a certain area. Factors to think about when making the decision of which type to use include expected tear and wear, traffic, and environmental considerations of that particular spot. Because it comes in various asphalt mixes, blacktop is also very versatile and durable, hence its popularity across the globe. When selected and placed properly, it becomes very reliable and can last for decades.
Is Concrete Required Below Asphalt
Concrete is not the only substance that can be used as a base for asphalt roads. In fact, even asphalt can be a base, as can other lesser-known and less used substances. Either way, pavement should always be placed on a firm, unyielding base. While this is usually concrete, different situations call for different measures. Most pavement professionals will recommend concrete as a base, but there are terrains that may need more stability or different, more complex solutions. When a paving company suggests other solutions, it’s best to listen, discuss, and figure out why something other than concrete might be needed.
Whatever other materials might need to go under the concrete, the concrete base is necessary and provides the sturdy, even layer that is paramount for the durability and proper laying of the asphalt hot mix. Asphalt simply won’t be able to play the role we expect it to without it.
When To Use Asphalt Over Asphalt
Some people seem to think that it is possible to fix seriously damaged asphalt by just placing another layer on top when, really, this method is extremely prone to damage and probably won’t last much more than a year or two. This method may work if the damaged previous layer isn’t too seriously damaged, but that’s a maybe and it’s recommended that any harmed areas are milled and replaced. This method is called asphalt overlaying. When the previous layer of asphalt only has minor damage from regular wear and tear, asphalt over asphalt is the go-to solution and is recommended for keeping asphalt fresh and durable. Asphalt over asphalt isn’t necessarily a bad idea - in fact, sometimes it’s the best solution - but the situation and damage do need to be reviewed before implementing this solution.
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