If you've hired a paving service you may be wondering what to expect. Here is an overview of what happens when a paving company transforms your old road or parking lot into a brand-new one.
The first step is to remove the old pavement. Once it is removed the crew will clean the area and make sure that none of the old pavement is accidentally left where the new pavement is being placed, and that any other obstacles are cleared from the area.
The team will also sweep the area.
The asphalt paver is the machine used to lay down new asphalt. The team will check the settings on the machine before they begin. The weather, temperature, angle of the road or lot, and other factors can affect the settings.
The machine requires at least one person to operate it, and at least one person to make sure there is enough material in the machine at all times.
The key to making a perfect road or parking lot is making sure there is always enough material in the machine. That way the operator can move at a steady pace and lay down a consistent, even layer.
For more information on what to expect from a paving service, see the linked video..