Asphalt Paving

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Asphalt concrete, or asphalt paving, is a composite material commonly used in construction projects such as road surfaces, parking lots and driveways. It consists of asphalt (used as a binder) and mineral aggregate mixed together, then placed in layers and compacted.

Hot mix asphalt concrete is produced by heating the asphalt binder to decrease its viscosity, and drying the aggregate to remove moisture from it prior to mixing. Mixing is generally performed with the aggregate at about 300 °F (roughly 150 °C) for virgin asphalt and 330 °F (166 °C) for polymer modified asphalt, and the asphalt cement at 200 °F (95 °C).

Paving and compaction must be performed while the asphalt is sufficiently hot. In many areas paving is restricted to summer months because in winter the asphalt will cool too much before it is compacted.

Our plants normally close from mid-November to mid-March each year based on the weather.

 

Our Team

Our team of professionals has literally decades of experience in all facets of both site and asphalt construction. We take pride in our high-quality mixes, installation and accurate estimates. We have a large, modern lab with three quality-control technicians to ensure our asphalt is always of the highest quality.

 

Recycling

Asphalt concrete is often touted as being 100% recyclable.

Asphalt concrete being recycled is usually stockpiled for later use as aggregate for new hot mix asphalt at an asphalt plant. This reclaimed material, commonly known by the acronym ‘RAP’ for recycled or reclaimed asphalt pavement, is crushed to a consistent gradation and added to the HMA mixing process.

We also utilize recycled shingles in our mix as well. This lowers the cost of the mix and helps to reduce the amount of material going to the landfill.

 

For an estimate or consultation regarding all types of pavement, fill out our online form or contact us today at 855.937.2831 or info@PavConVA.com.