Today, we at Andersen Asphalt & Striping would like to conclude with Part 3 of our paving glossary. Part 1 and Part 2 can be found here. These terms are commonly used in the industry and we would like to help our consumers better understand the common terms as they navigate through their services.
Asphalt Pavement Terms
Raveling in Asphalt. Known as raveling includes the gradual roughening of the asphalt surface. As it leaves behind the rougher stone, this occurs because the sandy particles in the aggregate are washed away. Additionally, it can also leave the pavement vulnerable to structural damage since raveling is not only an aesthetic issue.
Asphalt Resurfacing. In order to strengthen it and extend its life, resurfacing involves putting a new layer of asphalt on your driveway or pavement. Resurfacing is a necessity for preserving it in the event a driveway or pavement is cracked, worn out or aging. In addition to increasing the value of your property, resurfacing will not only protect your investment.
Seal Coat for Asphalt. To reduce damages, seal coating is the application of a protective coating on the asphalt. Rather than roadways, the seal coating is primarily used on driveways and parking lots. UV rays, water exposure, chemical spills, such as oil and gas from vehicles, and aging are all protected from related damages. In order to get the maximum benefits, seal coating should be performed every two to four years.
Asphalt Slurry. Fine substances, like clay, plaster of paris, or concrete, slurry is a thin mixture of water, or some other liquid.
Striping in Asphalt. Used to direct the flow of traffic is striping. Divide lanes, define crosswalks, mark off parking spaces, and more can be done with painted lines. Maintaining safety for motorists and pedestrians are essentially done with striping. You can bolster the value of the property from fresh striping that also improves the look of the pavement. In order to maintain a professional image for businesses, fresh striping also helps.
Tack Coat for Asphalt. To adhere to an older layer, tack coating is applied to get a new layer of asphalt. It can bond concrete and other materials as well. For the long-term health of the pavement, tack coating is critical. The new layer can shift, and structural damage can occur if in the event it is not applied.
Asphalt Wearing Course. The top layer that directly supports vehicle traffic is the wearing course of a road. To resist erosion from water runoff and other elements and it is a smooth, solid layer that is designed to withstand heavy weights. Also, the most expensive option and takes longer to install since concrete pavement is a more durable choice for the wearing course, and it is easier to maintain. It also requires a lot of upkeep because bituminous pavement is cheaper and can be installed more quickly.
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As mentioned, this concludes the 3-part glossary of common paving terms. We hope it helps you better talk to industry experts. Call in the professionals of Andersen Asphalt & Striping for paving and striping needs in Nevada. We are readily available to assist you with our quality workmanship.