Key Steps to a Successful Asphalt Paving Project
Asphalt paving projects rely on some basic, yet essential, steps to ensure the completed job is durable and drains properly. While each project is unique, following the practices explained in the accompanying video applies to every project.
A successful paving job starts with a safety and wellness check of all equipment and personnel. The equipment should be clean and functioning optimally.
The crew needs to be well-trained and confident. Plan to start each day with a tailgate meeting to review the paving checklist so that everyone knows what to do and the timeline expected for completion. This step sets a positive tone for how the rest of the day will go.
This insightful video explains the steps for properly setting the screed to the appropriate asphalt width, crown, and slope. This is the piece of equipment that does the bulk of the work. This guide also walks you through the principles associated with inspecting the subbase, applying the binder or tack coat, working with the asphalt supplier, and completing the compaction of the surface coat.
If these key steps are followed, you should not encounter problems or setbacks and will have a job that runs smoothly with a knowledgeable crew. This will result in an optimal finished pavement for any commercial or residential project.