Repairing Damaged Asphalt Paving
One method of repairing the damaged surface of an asphalt paving driveway is milling. Milling involves removing the top layer of asphalt without disturbing the subbase. This method is highly cost effective and can be completed in a relatively short amount of time. The tools used will depend on the extent of the damage, as it is possible for roots of plant life to poke through damaged asphalt. The base of an asphalt driveway is crucial to the durability of the new asphalt.
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Before paving, mixtures of asphalt are made in a plant. These materials must be precisely measured. The thick asphalt cement must be thinned in order to mix with other components. Thinning methods include application of heat, dilution with a solvent, or emulsification in water. Aggregate is also cleaned, dried, and heated before being blended with the asphalt mixture. A drum or pugmill is used to mix the two components.
The durability of asphalt pavements is determined by how well they resist water. However, heavy traffic and temperature change can weaken asphalt and make it prone to cracking. The lack of compaction causes water to enter the pavement and cause damage. Furthermore, potholes can form depressions, which are areas of the pavement surface with lower elevation. If left unattended, these depressions can result in more damage and a weakened pavement.