Our experts can immediately tell the difference between paving that has been installed with attention and paving that has been done hastily. One simple way to tell the difference is to examine the asphalt surface texture. If the surface texture isn’t as smooth as you had hoped, you may be looking at a subpar job. 

You can’t rush excellence, and if the surface of your asphalt isn’t smooth, it’s because it was put in incorrectly. Here’s why your asphalt surface has become less-than-smooth:

Not enough asphalt to bind the aggregates

When asphalt is in its liquid form, it should be thick and soupy. The asphalt is applied to the aggregate while in this condition to make it solid and durable. If your finished asphalt paving is lumpy and pieces are chipping off, this might be due to not enough asphalt in the mix.

Not enough compaction

If you can kick loose little pieces of asphalt or aggregate from your asphalt, it’s very likely that it wasn’t compacted correctly. What this implies is that after the final layer of your paving was completed, it was simply allowed to dry and wasn’t compacted adequately with a roller (or tamper for small patches.)

Unsuitable aggregate mix

The aggregate mix you choose has a huge impact on the performance of your asphalt. If the combination isn’t correct, the asphalt’s integrity can quickly fall apart, leaving you with rough, uneven asphalt. The ideal aggregate should be a combination of crushed rock and smaller particles (such as sand) to be compacted firmly together.

At Productive Asphalt, we specialize in providing high-quality asphalt paving, asphalt repair, and asphalt maintenance to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. If you need assistance with your new asphalt driveway paving, give us a call today or contact us here.