Asphalt is the most popular paving material used throughout the United States. It is renowned for its beauty, versatility, and durability as well as its cost effectiveness. It is, however, very critical that your asphalt contractor designs your pavement to support the types of traffic that it will have to bear. If this is neglected, your pavement can suffer what is known as premature failure. For all industrial asphalt paving applications, certain factors must be considered.
A truck that weighs 80,000 pounds is the equivalent of 9,600 passenger vehicles. Asphalt that has not been designed to handle these types of loads will quickly deteriorate under this kind of pressure. On the other side, it might be too costly to redesign an entire area to allow heavy truck traffic. Some solutions include implementing reinforcement lanes or reinforced pavement around loading docks. Colt Concrete & Asphalt can help you determine what kind of industrial asphalt your area might require as well as any governmental regulations.
Location of Dumpers
Typically, the area immediately around a dumpster takes a heavy amount of abuse. Part of the issue is the weight of the trucks that need access as well as the required maneuvering to get them in position. Placing dumpsters as close to the edge of the pavement as you can spare as well as providing a separate access lane can help in preserving your asphalt.
In an industrial type of setting, sealcoating is one of the most important components for prolonging your asphalt’s life. Buses and trucks are well known for leaking oil and other fluids. Gas, diesel, oil, and other fluids that are petroleum-based can cause premature failure of your pavement. Specialized sealcoating used in industrial asphalt paving helps in preventing these fluids from reaching your asphalt. You can also connect them on Facebook.