Laying Asphalt

Laying asphalt , done professionally, involves a asphalt distributor, an asphalt paver, and a crew of asphalt workers.

Before any asphalt work begins, the ground has to be prepared so that it supports the asphalt that will be laid upon it.

This preparatory work may include changing the underlying ground's content by replacing it with supportive mix of grounded rock and stone.

The preparatory work will also make sure that the asphalt will have angles that will drain the asphalt area of rain water, thus preventing water buildup and damage to the asphalt.

The actual asphalt work is done within a very short period of time, as the compound is first done on an asphalt plant, and delivered hot and mold able to the work site.

The work crew can work and mold the final asphalt product to desired form as long as it is hot, which is why the work needs to be done quickly.

From the asphalt plant, the asphalt is brought to the site by lorries, which dump the asphalt to an asphalt distributor, which lays out the asphalt according to settings which make sure the asphalt is even.

Or, the asphalt crew can distribute the asphalt evenly to the project area manually, if the area is smaller.

The asphalt crew makes sure that the work is even on the surface, and paves the final product with an asphalt paver, so that it is compact.

As long as the asphalt is hot, there should be no traffic on the asphalt, as tires can leave marks on the hot asphalt, similarly what can be done with cement as it is drying up.

From Laying asphalt page to Asphalt Guide index