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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Commercial Roadways: Critical Options for Asphalt Concrete Repair

by Samantha Russell

Asphalt is an ideal material for the construction of roadways and pavements in your commercial property. This type of material, which is also known as tarmac, asphalt concrete, pavement and blacktop, is resilient since it is formed using strong mineral aggregate and binding bitumen. In addition, it is an economical choice for most applications because of its wide availability and ease of installation. Unfortunately, commercial surfaces constructed using this material can become degraded due to frost heaves, poor construction quality and even from normal usage. You should understand the viable methods for repair in order to prepare for such an occurrence. Here is a brief description of the primary restoration options for asphalt roadways.


The most common form of damage on commercial roadways and pavements is cracks. These are often considerably small when they occur, but the damage can spread as water seeps into the fissure. Therefore, you will need to perform some patchwork during the lifespan of the asphalt. The process for this form of repair is fairly simple and can be performed in-house. Basically, you will need to clean the affected area by sweeping out rubble and using air from a compressor to eliminate any residues. The patching material, which is usually fresh asphalt or a commercial sealing product, can be applied to the crack.


When your asphalt roadways begin to age, the surface will become unattractive and even uncomfortable to use. This is unfavourable and can cause loss of customers, particularly in the retail industry. If this is your concern, you should consider choosing asphalt overlay restoration. This is a technique designed to renew the surfaces without the exorbitant expenses attached to new construction. Essentially, the overlay is an external covering of freshly mixed asphalt. It is applied and compacted on the established surface to create the appearance of a completely new roadway. This type of restoration is only suitable if your road does not have structural damage like block cracking, depressions, rutting and corrugations.


Reconstruction is the most expensive restoration option for asphalt roadways. Therefore, this choice should be selected if there are no alternative solutions. You will generally require this type of intervention if the original construction work was poor or an accident has led to significant damage. In most ways, this is the same as new roadway construction. However, you will need to consider the cost of demolition of the flawed structure. Where possible, reuse the old base materials and the surface asphalt. This will reduce expenses and the choice is eco-friendly.