If you’re considering asphalt paving for your Murfreesboro, TN home or business, you’re in luck. Hargrove Sealcoating offers professional asphalt pavement installation, repairs, and patching. In an effort to ensure that our customers are fully aware of the process, today’s post offers a quick rundown of what to expect.

Step 1: Demolition

The first step in any asphalt paving project is to remove existing surfaces or clear foliage and debris. Hargrove Sealcoating can remove old asphalt, pavers, and concrete, and we also offer full-service forestry mulching if you need heavy vegetation removed before grading.

Step 2: Grading

Before the asphalt paving process can begin, the ground must be graded. This means that it is smoothed and sloped to ensure appropriate drainage.

Step 3: Sub Base Preparation

Now it’s time for the most important part of the asphalt paving process: preparing the sub base. Your subbase acts as a foundation for your asphalt surface. If it is not compacted appropriately and built with the right thickness, your driveway, parking lot, or other asphalt surface will not be stable throughout the year.

Step 4: Undercutting

At Hargrove Sealcoating, we take special care to ensure that your subbase is firm and stable. If not, we can utilize a process known as undercutting to replace soft soil/clay with a more durable and longer-lasting aggregate mixture.

Step 5: Binder

Now that your underlayer is ready, the first layer of actual asphalt is ready for installation. This binder is created with large aggregate materials, which are mixed with oil. This serves as the “muscle” of your asphalt paving project.

Step 6: Asphalt Surface Installation

Step six is what most people think of when they think about asphalt paving. This is when the unmistakably pitch-black thick layer of fine aggregate, oil, and sand is laid on your driveway surface. This is then finished to provide a smooth ride and beautiful appearance. 

Step 7: Transitions

The vast majority of new asphalt surfaces connect to an existing driveway, roadway, or parking lot. Once your new surface is down, Hargrove Sealcoating will get to work seamlessly joining old and new surfaces.

Step 8: Rolling

The eighth and final step of the asphalt paving process includes using a heavy and large roller truck to compact and smooth your entire asphalt surface.

No matter who you choose for your asphalt paving needs, make sure that they offer a full explanation of the process from start to finish. Remember, your property is an investment, and you deserve to be informed every step of the way.

Hargrove Sealcoating proudly offers asphalt paving, patching, and repairs in Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas.