asphalt paving process

Asphalt Paving Process

Asphalt Pavement is a trendy kind of paving. Asphalt pavement is a term that refers to any paved road that has an asphalt surface.

When you begin the asphalt paving process, many things occur concurrently. Therefore, please review the three phases of the paving procedure and the detailed description of what an asphalt pavement installation entails.

First Phase: Planning and Design

Numerous hours are invested in planning and design before any roadbuilding begins.

Step 1: Planning and Design

The contractor will budget for the paving project, consider the pavement loads, and assess the soil conditions and topography to develop a design. Additionally, he will develop the most efficient method of executing the design. 


Second Phase: Excavation and Earthwork

Before laying the road, the land must be cleaned of all obstructions like trees and bushes. Following this, the surface is shaped, mounted, and graded.

STEP 2: Demolition and Removal

The debris from the demolition will be removed. The surface will be cleaned and prepared for new asphalt pavement installation.

STEP 3: Grading and Sloping

The clean surface will be prepared using cutting-edge technology and equipment to correctly guarantee that water drains away from your home. The surface will be graded to ensure proper water run-off.

STEP 4: Sub-Base Preparation

Sub-base is essential for the new pavement not to deteriorate. It is carefully prepared and compacted to create a solid foundation for the asphalt to be applied to it. If the sub-base is not appropriately compacted, your asphalt parking lot will not endure as long. 


STEP 5: Proof Roll and Repair

A proof roll is used to determine if your sub-base is suitable to support fresh asphalt. If any weak points are discovered, they will be remedied by adding aggregate material to the underlying soil to provide strength and support.

STEP 6: Binder Layer Application

After ensuring the sub-base is stable, the binder layer is applied. It serves as the structural foundation of the asphalt pavement. The binder is composed of crushed stone and oil. It’s sturdy and durable, ensuring the long-term security of your lot.


Third Phase: Asphalt Installation

The asphalt is poured and placed during this last step. The asphalt paving project may need up to four layers of asphalt, with the last session serving as the surface layer.

STEP 7: New Asphalt Installation

Once the supporting surfaces for the new asphalt surface are in place, the top layer of the new asphalt surface is placed. The fresh asphalt layer is composed of sand, tiny gravel, and oil. On top of the firmer binder layer, it creates a smooth surface.

STEP 8: Seamless Transitions

The surface with new asphalt must have a seamless transition from old and existing asphalt. It is to prevent damage to vehicles entering and exiting the lot. It is referred to as a butt joint, and it must be seamless so that drivers are unaware of the difference.

STEP 9: The Final Roll

A roller truck will be used to compact and smoothen the new asphalt pavement. As soon as the asphalt cools after rolling, it is ready for action. That ends the asphalt paving process.


Asphalt is unquestionably the most popular paving material. If you have plans to asphalt pave your driveway and still have doubts, visit Biondi Paving and Engineering. We can provide you with the best quotations that best fit your budget without compromising the quality of our products and services. What are you waiting for? Contact us now.


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