Asphalt Paving Belongs on Your Spring To-Do List
With warm temperatures arriving in our area, it’s time to start planning your spring projects. When guests come over, your driveway is the first thing that greets them. Make sure your home has maximum curb appeal by repaving or replacing your asphalt. Now is the ideal time to schedule asphalt work. At A&M Asphalt Paving, we offer asphalt paving in Columbia MD and the surrounding areas. We serve both commercial and residential clients.
Asphalt Paving in Spring
To correctly lay asphalt, warmer temperatures are ideal. The air temperature impacts how quickly the asphalt cools and affects the amount of time we have to lay the asphalt. If the temperature is too cool, the asphalt may dry before we have a chance to finish the job.
The thicker your asphalt, the cooler the acceptable temperature for asphalt work. For example, asphalt with a 1.5-inch thickness has a compaction time of 21 minutes in 70-degree temperatures. With asphalt that has a thickness of 3 inches, this compaction time increases to 60 minutes. At a temperature of 40 degrees, the 1.5-inch thick asphalt will compact in 16 minutes, while a 3-inch thick layer cures in 46 minutes.
Late spring is known for its warmer weather. These temperatures give us ample time to lay the asphalt without significantly prolonging the asphalt’s set up time.
Tips for Hiring a Contractor for Asphalt Paving in Columbia MD
When hiring a contractor, it’s essential to do a little research beforehand. Make sure that any potential contractors have experience with driveway paving and resurfacing. At A&M Asphalt Paving, we have over 30 years of experience providing a variety of paving services. Also, verify that the contractor is licensed and insured.
Avoid hiring contractors who go door-to-door claiming to have extra asphalt that they can offer you for a low price. Reputable asphalt paving companies don’t go door-to-door to procure business, and they rarely have leftover asphalt. You risk the contractor skipping out on the job or doing a shoddy job that won’t last.
Ready to get started on your asphalt paving? Contact us for a free estimate for your project. We offer reliable asphalt paving in Columbia MD and all over Howard County. Our services also include new asphalt construction, asphalt patching, and complete rip-out of an existing driveway.