Proper Procedure for a Base?
If the ground work is not prepared correctly the stone above has no chance of lasting. Laser levels are used for grading to provide proper slopes for positive water drainage. By providing proper depths of excavation and backfilling with ¾ clear stone along with granular screening that is compacted this ensures the quality needed in base preparation.
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How does concrete differ from asphalt?
Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials available today. Concrete driveways are extremely strong and can handle the weight of heavy vehicles for decades without skipping a beat. While asphalt driveways are often cheaper, concrete driveways are likely to last longer and require less maintenance. Asphalt driveways are sometimes recommended in regions where freezing temperatures are common (due mostly to the fact that asphalt driveways are more flexible and less likely to crack because of frost heave); however, when properly installed, concrete driveways can hold up well under just about anything Mother Nature can dish out.
What is the waterproofing process?
- Excavate earth to footings.
- Shore trench to ensure no cave-ins.
- clean walls with power wire brushes.
- Repair all cracks with Hydraulic cement. (no shrink)
- Parge wall to approx 1/2 inch thickness. (concrete mixture)
- Blue Seal or Tar wall entirely . (foundation coating)
- Delta Membrane installed to cover walls. (plastic bubble membrane)
- Weeping Tiles Installed with 1-2 ft of gravel cover.
- Jumping Jack used approx every 20 inches. (packing machine)
- Life time written contract.
What is the standard paving process?
- Old driveways are removed of all existing asphalt and debris.
- The base is then inspected and any weak areas found are removed
- 3/4″ virgin crushed granular is then used to strengthen the base, and grade the driveway.
- Once final grading is complete, the driveway is rolled with heavy rollers to compact the base.
- All driveways are then left to settle for 4-8 week period to ensure proper strength and compaction.
- The driveway can then be paved using our asphalt spreader to maintain proper thickness and a smooth finish. All customers have a choice of HL3 type asphalt a coarser mix, or HL3A a finer mix. Both mixes are non-recycled and high in stability.
- The asphalt is then rolled several times with heavy rollers until 100% compaction is achieved.
- Last, the driveway is to be unused for 4-8 days depending on humidity.