Because water damages the bond between the asphalt binder and the rocks and sand, the single-most important factor to ensure long-lasting asphalt is proper drainage. Major problems result if water isn’t drained away from the paved areas. Eventually, the standing water breaks down the asphalt forming potholes. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your driveway has proper drainage and no puddles. If you need professional asphalt services, look no further than A&M Paving. We provide top-quality asphalt paving in Catonsville MD and all over the Baltimore area.
Achieve proper surface drainage by building in sufficient crossfall for the water to run off the face of the asphalt by the shortest route. Water must be directed away from the surface and into proper drainage structures. If the water stays on the surface it can cause dangerous conditions. In cold weather water will make asphalt slick and may freeze resulting in an icy and hazardous situation.
Subdrainage is essential to prolong the life of a paved surface. This involves installing filters around drainage pipes to enhance drainage. The filters allow water to flow through the drainage system while preventing small particles from escaping the soil. Most subgrade soils consist of washed mortar sand which is a clean and consistently sized sand. The permeability of this mortar sand is low requiring perforated pipes to be installed for proper drainage.
A&M Asphalt Paving
If you want to ensure you’re receiving quality asphalt paving and services discover A&M Paving. A&M Paving provides asphalt paving in Catonsville, MD, and the entire Baltimore area. Our results are second to none. Asphalt paving and maintenance from A&M Paving means your driveway or parking area lasts for years. Additionally, A&M also offers the following services:
- Parking Lot Paving
- Snow Removal
You can depend on A&M Paving to provide you with quality services at a fair price. Rest assured your paving project will be completed correctly so that your asphalt surface will last a long time. If you’re interested in our paving or other services, then don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free estimate.