1219 North 17th Street • Allentown, PA
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Paving

WHAT iS HOT-MIX ASPHALT PAVING
  • Hot asphalt is the real stuff, this product is want you need for a complete driveway that you won't have to replace for 20-30 years.
  • Asphalt is similar to what you see road crews using on roads.
  • Asphalt is an aggregate of stone and sand, along with liquefied slurry of asphalt.
  • Asphalt is heated to over 300 degrees Fahrenheit to make it liquefy. Asphalt contractors have to work with the product very fast before it solidifies.
BEFORE LAYING DOWN ASPHALT YOU NEED TO PREPARE THE BASE. THE BASE IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Asphalt should never be laid on top of soil without a stone base.

Installing asphalt paving over a existing driveway is also known as a overlay.

If you're existing driveway is in good condition and is not severely cracked or crumbling, a overlay can be added onto of your existing driveway.

One consideration with a overlay is the height of your existing asphalt, garages, fences, etc. In most cases these areas can be milled out or saw cut out before the overlay is applied allowing the overlay to not become to high.

RIP OUT EXISTING DRIVEWAY TO INSTALL A NEW

  1. Excavation of the old material will be preformed first
  2. Stone base should be 6 inches to 8 inches in depth
  3. Additional excavation may be necessary to allow for the 9 inches to 11 inches of product that will be put in place.
  4. Stone base will be rolled by a machine
  5. Stone base should be solid before asphalt can applied
  6. Asphalt material is now ready to be laid at 3 inches or more thick

CONDITIONS MUST BE RIGHT TO LAY ASPHALT

Hot mix asphalt is sensitive to temperate and moisture. Warmer temperatures are better because they give the contractor more time to work with the asphalt before it hardens.

Temperature should be at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit in order to lay 1.5" of asphalt. If the contractor is using more asphalt 2 inches or more he can work with a greater range of temperatures, down to 40 degrees is possible. Wind will shrink the window of time as will moisture. In fact, too much moisture and the job may be delayed.

NEW DRIVEWAY

Now that you have a nice, new driveway, you will want to occasionally apply a water base sealer to prevent water from working into the surface pores.

Crack sealer should be applied even to the smallest cracks before the sealcoat. This will help prevent the cracks from becoming larger.

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Paving

We install asphalt:
  • Driveways
  • Lots & Pads
  • Roads
  • Walkways
  • Patching
  • Linestriping
  • Car Stops

Sealcoating

  • Tar Cracks
  • Line Striping
  • Care Stops
  • Pressure Wash Lot
  • Power Blow Lot

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Excavation

  • Site Preparation
  • Grading
  • Ground Hauling
  • Stone Hauling
  • Hydroseeding

Other Services

  • Snow Plowing & Salting
  • Snow Hauling
We install concrete:
  • Pads
  • Curbs
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways

Patrick Paving

Patrick Paving & Excavation, Inc. is a locally owned & operated business serving the greater Lehigh Valley area since 2001. Patrick L. Krajcic started Patrick Paving in 2001.

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1219 North 17th Street
Allentown, PA 18104

610 - 433 - 4336 local
866 - 951 - 1223 toll-free
610 - 435 - 1993 fax

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