Three Best Practices In Municipal Asphalt Installation

May, 07, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
When it comes to your municipality, asphalt paving is a large item on your expenditures. This isn’t something you want to take a chance on. Making sure you are following best practices is one way to be proper stewards of taxpayer money. Whether you have a large area that you’re responsible for, or just a few blocks, following the best protocol can go a long way to receiving the best installation for your municipality.

Hire the Best

The first thing you can do to ensure proper installation is to do your research on the contractor you plan on using. A company that isn’t considered the best isn’t going to be able to perform the best work for you. At Cassidy Paving, we have extensive experience providing municipalities all across New England with paving solutions and we understand what sort of things are necessary for proper installation in this climate and area. You want to find a contractor that can work with your city’s coding requirements, drainage plans, and budgetary restrictions in order to get the best asphalt installation for your particular needs. READ MORE: Three Reasons Why Spring is the Best Time for your Business or City to Repair Potholes

Proper Materials

One of the best things an asphalt contractor can do for a large installation job is to employ asphalt reclamation. The Asphalt Recycling and Reclamation Association defines reclamation as a “technique in which the full flexible pavement section and a predetermined portion of the underlying materials are uniformly crushed, pulverized, or blended, resulting in a stabilized base course.” The Cassidy Paving team likes using this option for municipalities because it allows us to take the existing material to form a strong and stable base for new asphalt. The best thing about this is that it saves the customer large amounts of money, which we know is very important for jobs of this magnitude. If a contractor you speak to does not recommend reclamation options, it is time to find someone else. Why start with all new materials when you are sitting on options that are better for the environment and your budget?

Drainage

Even the best-laid plans cannot work without a drainage plan. Sitting water is the arch-nemesis of your asphalt pavement. If your new asphalt installation does not include full-scale drainage plans you’re going to be repairing potholes sooner than you’d like. For example, Boston gets on average 47 inches of rain per year and 48 inches of snow. That’s a lot of precipitation landing on the roadways that will need someplace to go. Standing water only means permeation through the sealant and to the base. This is where a breakdown in material occurs. Make sure your asphalt installation has a well-planned drainage approach.

Give Us a Call

You don’t have to take a guess when it comes to Cassidy Paving’s installation experience. We work closely with our municipality customers to provide safe, strong, and dependable asphalt installation services year-round. Even after the asphalt is installed, we can have thorough scheduled maintenance and snow plans on the books for your municipality. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get a free estimate.
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