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How much time do you think you spend on pavement each day? You have to count all the time you're driving — unless you're driving on dirt roads. You also have to count the time you spend walking across parking lots. Pavement is really important. That much is clear. Since pavement is so important, we thought we would start a blog to write a little more about pavement and pavement contractors. They deserve mention, too. They have a hard job and one that requires quite a lot of skill. We'll explain some of the skill behind pavement work on this blog, and we'll also dive into other related topics.

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Being Informed About Common Paving Projects And Work

The paved surfaces around your property can be an important feature of the property. In particular, a paved driveway can make the garage far more accessible for your vehicle. Despite its durability and seemingly simplicity, the pavement can require good design choices, professional installation, and maintenance to keep it looking good.

The Thickness Of The Pavement Will Be An Important Design And Construction Factor To Consider

The thickness of the pavement is one of the more important factors in determining its longevity. When pavement is too thin, it will be more likely to struggle under the weight of vehicles and other heavy objects. Eventually, this will lead to the pavement cracking and failing in response. During the initial design phase, the contractor will help you to estimate the minimum depth of the pour to be able to effectively handle the weight that the surface may have to support. For those that are wanting to keep the pavement level with the surrounding ground, this is an important factor to accurately estimate as it will ensure a deep enough area is excavated to support the paving work.  

Professional Paving Contractors Will Minimize Damage And Destruction To The Surrounding Landscaping

One common concern that people can share about their paving work is that the project will result in sizable damage to the surrounding landscaping. While this is an understandable concern, paving contractors will work diligently to minimize the impacts on the surrounding landscaping during their site preparation work. However, it can be advisable to consider removing large bushes or trees that may be too close to the pavement. These plants can cause damage to the pavement with their roots. If you do not wish to remove these plants, including a root guard in the pavement design can minimize this risk by directing the roots away or far below the pavement.

A Paving Service Can Often Restore Worn Or Damage Pavement

After many years, your home's paving can become extremely worn. When this amount of wear occurs, the condition of the pavement can be compromised. This could lead to both cosmetic and structural issues for it. Alligator cracks are a common example of this problem, and they can impact both asphalt and concrete surfaces. These cracks start as shallow surface cracks that will spread over a large area, and they can become extremely deep. When your pavement suffers this level of damage, resurfacing it may be a more affordable option for restoring it than having the previous pavement torn up so that new pavement can be poured.

Contact a local paving contractor for more information.