National Guard Armory

Asphalt Paving Project @ The National Guard Armory in Machesney Park, IL. A new addition to the existing parking lot. The paving project is in progress and additional pavement is being installed @ approximately 2400 tons of Hot Mix Asphalt. The project continues tomorrow and should be completed. If you are in the area stop by and take a look.


New Asphalt Installation and New Blacktop Installation

An asphalt overlay is the process of installing a new layer of asphalt over an existing asphalt pavement surface. A liquid emulsion is sprayed onto the surface prior to installing the new layer of asphalt. New asphalt and blacktop installations are ideal when the asphalt surface has become heavily cracked but the base of the asphalt pavement remains stable. The new layer of asphalt is installed after appropriate asphalt repairs have been made to the old pavement such as crack filling and skin patching. Care must be taken to ensure the grade of the overlay permits drainage so as to prevent water from being trapped on the new asphalt surface. All manholes, valves and other ground fixtures are raised to the new grade. Where necessary, grinding of the existing asphalt surface and removal of tree roots is done to ensure proper grade.

Remove and Replace Existing Asphalt Pavement

Remove Pavement: Remove existing asphalt pavement and haul away the excess debris. Install base stone as needed, adjust and set final grade and compact the base.

Install Pavement: Hot mix asphalt will be installed at various depths depending on the asphalt project requirements. A new asphalt driveway is typically 2″ compacted, while a parking lot varies from 3″ to 6″ depending on the requirements of the project and the expected application of the surface. The final grade is adjusted and the asphalt pavement is compacted.

Why use asphalt instead of concrete ?

Asphalt is less expensive at nearly half the cost of concrete
Asphalt is more durable; less subject to freeze and thaw cycles
Asphalt has a smooth consistent surface
Asphalt helps melt snow and ice in winter months
Asphalt is made of many recyclable materials

Residential Asphalt Paving or Commercial Asphalt Paving

We’re the asphalt driveway and asphalt parking lot experts. We handle the entire asphalt project from start to finish so the work gets done quickly and with consistent quality.

Excavating, site work & grading
New asphalt driveways
Replacement asphalt driveways
New blacktop driveways
Replacement blacktop driveways
Asphalt driveway patching
Asphalt overlays for existing pavement
Blacktop overlays for existing pavement