Updating your landscaping and need a new driveway? Call Pave-Core Paving Inc for help. We provide quality asphalt paving services in Kingston and surrounding areas. From driveways and sidewalks to roadwork and parking lots, we take on a variety of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects. As professional paving contractors, be rest assured your project will be done on time and within your budget. Request a free estimate from us!
What is Paving Recycled Asphalt Product (R.A.P.)?
Recycled asphalt is a product of old asphalt that is ground into gravel. This product has much of the original oils still in it. After installation, the heat from the sun releases the oils and binders to help melt the gravel into one uniform piece of pavement.
The paving process starts out the same. Proper grading and excavation is required to ensure adequate water runoff.
At Pave-Core Paving Inc, we install the R.A.P. driveway with our automated paver. This process helps ensure that the material stays uniform and consistent. By using the paver and vibrator roller, the finished product is level and smoother than R.A.P. installed with just a tractor or dozer.
A R.A.P. driveway is a gravel drive. It is not going to be a hot-mix asphalt driveway, but in most cases it cost half the price, and a R.A.P. driveway is more stable than most other types of gravel. Snow plowing will not displace as much onto your lawn, which means less clean up in the spring. If in the future you would like to have your driveway paved with hot-mix, R.A.P. does work as a good base.
What is Hot Mix Asphalt?
Hot mix asphalt is a paving material made of two basic components: aggregates (stone, gravel, and sand) and liquid asphalt (the petroleum-based binder or “glue”).
These are mixed at elevated temperatures to make the paving materials used to build roadways and driveways.
Benefits of Asphalt Paving
The benefits of asphalt paving are numerous. Pave-Core Paving Inc takes advantage of this economical and durable product, providing you with the highest quality material at affordable prices. We provide asphalt paving for your roads, driveways, tennis courts, and more.
When choosing to pave a new driveway, replace your driveway or patch an existing asphalt driveway, consider the following benefits of using asphalt:
Asphalt is strong and very durable, so it lasts for many years with minimal maintenance.
Asphalt is made to withstand freezing and thawing.
Asphalt is unaffected by salt, so no worries in the winter.
Asphalt is the most cost-effective material available for driveways.
Asphalt's black colour helps it draw and retain more of the sun's heat; in the winter, this means that snow will melt faster on an asphalt driveway than it will on a concrete driveway. This makes commercial property maintenance easier and improves safety in residential settings.