In order for your asphalt to last a lifetime there is a list of best practices that must be followed. If a sand base is used instead of gravel you can count on premature deterioration of your asphalt. To avoid water accumulation and asphalt erosion, your driveway should be laid on an incline. Knoxville Asphalt Paving Contractors are versed in paving driveways and parking lots for commercial and residential use. Early on, we made a conscious choice to reinvest our profits back into our company. With those funds we were able to purchase our own equipment. You never have to worry about the cost of equipment rental being woven into your price.
Commercial Asphalt Paving
Commercial paving requires a higher level of reinforcement due to increased usage. Parking lots are used by commercial and non commercial vehicles. Economy cars as well as semi-trucks will utilize the lot. Due to the increased tonnage and usage, parking lots must be constructed with a minimum of a 2-inch base and top coat. A 40-ton semi-truck can crack and prematurely erode your asphalt’s surface. Our team is able to complete the job without interfering in your businesses daily activities. With the right equipment, a large parking lot can be paved in one day. Allow 24 hours to cure and you’ve got yourself a high grade asphalt parking lot.
Residential Asphalt Paving
A beautifully paved driveway adds value to your home. Shiny black asphalt winding up to your home is aesthetically pleasing. We use our driveways for more than parked cars. We play basketball, make minor repairs on our vehicles and in Tennessee, we even barbecue and have fish fries in our driveways. When installed properly without cutting corners, your driveway can outlast you. Should you decide to sell your home and move to a larger house or scale down and relocate to a retirement community, your driveway should boost value and not detract from your home’s overall worth.
We Own Our Equipment
With lesser, inexperienced contractors, ask them if they own their equipment. This information is important because although it is not illegal or unethical, the cost of equipment rental will be woven into your quote. When we first started out in this business, like any novice, we learned on the job and had to lease tools and equipment to get the job done. After twenty years in the asphalt game, we are proud to say that we have reinvested profits back into our company by purchasing the best equipment and software the industry has to offer. You can trust our quotes to be fair and accurate.
The process of laying asphalt is rudimentary. It’s the equipment, skilled labor and technique that can make or break a company. Like building a house, the foundation is vital. Forty years ago, sand bases were used because technologically advanced gravel was not available. If there is sand underneath your gravel, we will need to remove and replace it with packed gravel. Depending on the proposed use and area, 2-2inch layers will be laid and rolled. When it’s all said and done, you will have four layers of asphalt designed to withstand weather conditions and the heaviest of vehicles. For parking lots, the final step is striping with quality paint.