Asphalt Milling & Paving
Rabine Paving has been a leader in asphalt paving for over 36 years. Asphalt is the most popular choice for commercial parking lots. It provides an affordable, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain surface. Our team of engineers will work with you to identify your needs and help develop a scope of work that best fits your budget.
Depending on the overall condition of your pavement, there are many different types of repairs that can be done to fix issues in an asphalt lot.
Asphalt resurfacing is a common, cost-effective process of restoring your asphalt pavement to like-new condition. Resurfacing (also commonly referred to as an overlay) is the process in which a new layer of asphalt (typically 1.5” – 2.0”) is installed over the existing pavement. This process is typically performed after the top layer of existing pavement has been grinded down. Resurfacing is best performed on parking lots that have been maintained properly over the years and still have a stable sub-base. If large areas of fatigue cracking (or alligator cracking) exist, there may be the need to perform full depth patching of these areas prior to an overlay taking place. In general, an asphalt overlay is only as good as the base that it is being installed over.
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Patching and Infrared Patching
In some scenarios, a full depth patch of the existing pavement may be required to remove heavily fatigued or potholed areas of a parking lot. Whether being performed in conjunction with a resurfacing or just to repair areas of need, full depth patching is the only way to properly repair areas in a pavement that are experiencing cracking. Recognizing these areas is easy but determining why the pavement is failing is not. Our experienced civil engineers will help identify the root cause of the failure and develop a solution to resolve the issue and prevent the pavement from failing in the future.
Potholes occur when moisture seeps into cracks. The cracks then grow, and the asphalt breaks off into small pieces. In the midwest, winters inevitably create an abundance of potholes every year. When moisture freezes, it expands causing the pavement to break. When the weather warms up, the moisture thaws and leaves the pavement damaged.
Sometimes the fatigue cracking in a lot becomes too much to manage and the only solution is to completely replace the pavement. This typically occurs when a pavement is neglected and proper maintenance is ignored but in some situations, the underlying problem could be much larger. Whether there is an issue with the sub-grade, issues with groundwater, or if the lot is under-designed for the traffic flow, Rabine will work to develop a plan to address it all. In situations like these, it is important to choose a partner who understands the large investment being made and is going help develop a plan to keep your pavement ideal for the next 30 years.
Eco-Friendly Asphalt Options
Porous asphalt is a natural, environmentally sustainable alternative to regular asphalt. With porous asphalt water can drain through the pavement and into the soil, promoting the water cycle, minimizing pollution, and assisting storm water management systems.
Reclaimed asphalt is the process of collecting old material, crushing it down, cutting, and screening to produce a coated asphalt aggregate. The recycled asphalt can be combined with other materials to produce structurally reliable asphalt with less of a carbon footprint.