Engineering and Design
Our trained staff of civil engineers and pavement consultants physically inspect each individual project, taking detailed notes on drainage conditions, existing elevations, and damage to the asphalt and concrete pavements. Tunica Paving will help with the professional planning and design work to assure long-term life of your paving investment.
As the word implies, Construction is the building of new asphalt surfaces. First, excavation and grading of the area are performed as necessary to establish desired grade and drainage. Next, an aggregate base course is placed and compacted.
Finally, a specifically designed asphalt mix is applied to present a finished surface based on the needs of the client. Tunica construction is equipped to provide the best end result on any scale project, in a convenient time frame. From driveways to parking lots and private roads, we’re your best choice for residential and commercial projects.
When an asphalt pavement surface deteriorates to the point of needing repair, an asphalt overlay is an effective solution. A standard asphalt overlay consists of a new layer of asphalt applied over the existing asphalt surface. The thickness of an overlay is typically 1 ½ – 2 inches, but type and amount of traffic as well as individual customer’s needs are also considered. The existing asphalt surface may be milled if grades need to be maintained or altered. Milling is a process by which a machine is used to plane the pavement surface to an appropriate depth before it is covered with the new layer. Once the milling is finished and the overlay is completed, the customer is left with a brand new surface, ready for pavement marking.
Causes of Asphalt Surface Deterioration: The most common causes of asphalt deterioration are water accumulation in areas of lower elevation, excessive loads on the asphalt, and the destructive effects of vehicle oil and gasoline. Over time, water accumulation can cause asphalt to crack and split severely, or “alligator” as it is commonly referred to in the paving industry. In addition, excessive weight can cause the asphalt to sink or displace, allowing oil or gasoline to seep into the asphalt causing further deterioration.
Removal and Replacement, or R&R
Removal and Replacement, or R&R, is used for more severe deterioration, especially when the underlying base has been affected. The damaged areas are squared off, saw cut, and excavated to a depth from two inches to two feet depending on the subsurface conditions. New aggregate is then added, if required, and compacted in preparation for the new asphalt surface. Finally, hot-mixed asphalt is placed over this layer and compacted. Removal and Replacement is an economical component of an overall pavement maintenance program. One benefit of timely asphalt patching is the prevention of more expensive repairs in the future.
Asphalt Drive Way Paving
As you know, your company (Sunny construction co) paved my driveway last week and also paved my friend’s driveway the same week. These were very large paving jobs as my friends were almost a half-mile long. As a contractor myself, I must pass on how happy we both are with the job you did. Your crew was very professional and meticulous during the job. I observed them making sure that quality was always a top priority. The entire job was planned out perfectly and the final result shows impressively. You and your crew should be commended for a job well done. Your company will carry the highest recommendation from me and will definitely be calling you for any future paving projects. Thank you, Jim Thrasher Lake Forest IL 60045 July 24, 2008, I would like to thank you for a terrific job on repaving my entire driveway. As you know, I had several other bids, but I selected you for your honesty, quality, and creativity.
You were the ONLY contractor who estimated the job and made some design changes that improved the appearance of the driveway and cut down the overall asphalt needed. The workers on the site were polite, courteous, and left the area very clean. The driveways you did 20 years ago held up beautifully and this new job has exceeded my expectation. Thank you again for the fantastic driveway. Ralph A Lazar, DDS A loyal and satisfied customer.