NEW ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION Front Range Asphalt Maintenance provides all services associated with the development and construction of new pavement. New asphalt consists of a section of pavement or blacktop, generally 3 – 6 inches thick depending on usage, that is placed over a graded and compacted base.
ASPHALT RECONSTRUCTION Asphalt needs proper maintenance. When it is not maintained correctly, water can seep underneath the pavement into the sub-base, causing it to crack and fail. There are many options to consider when reconstructing asphalt. Of course, complete asphalt replacement is the most permanent repair. However, there are other options as well that do not require total replacement. F.R.A.M., LLC uses several reliable methods to reconstruct existing asphalt:
Asphalt Overlay: Asphalt overlay is when a new section of pavement, generally 1 – 2 inches thick, that is placed over existing asphalt. This process extends the life of the asphalt by approximately 10 years or more and makes the area look brand new.
Petromat Fabric: Petromat Fabric extends the life of both new asphalt concrete pavements and asphalt overlays. This system consists of a non-woven polypropylene fabric which is then saturated with an asphalt cement tack coat. The fabric is then placed between the pavement layers forming a barrier against water, while also absorbing the stresses that cause cracking.
Mill & Overlay: This is the most popular resurfacing option because it keeps the new asphalt sections at the same elevation as the old sections. We begin this process by milling or grinding to a specific depth. The milled material is loaded on trucks and hauled off-site. Once milling is complete a new asphalt layer may be installed. This new surface may be line striped and reopened to customers faster than any other paving method.