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Kern Asphalt

Paving & Sealing co.,inc.

Paving & Sealing Co., Inc.

Description of Services

NEW PAVING PROJECTS
A new pave is a brand new section of asphalt installed over the native soil or
existing base material.
New paves are mostly used for new construction projects, additional portions of
driveways or parking lots, or when grading issues are present and the base
needs corrected. 


REMOVE AND/OR REPLACE

In many instances, it is best to scrap everything and start fresh. The same
goes with asphalt. While we attempt to salvage the existing pavement, complete
asphalt removal is often the best solution, in both results and
cost-effectiveness.
Removal and replacement is exactly what it sounds like. The existing asphalt is removed, additional base is added as necessary and rolled to grade, and then a new layer of asphalt is applied and rolled to a final thickness.
Once your asphalt base is oxidized and deteriorated to the point where
an overlay is no longer an option, a Remove and Replace is needed.
Although a simple overlay or seal-coating may be cheaper in the short term, if
your pavement needs completely replaced, it will end up saving you money in the
long run and is the best investment for your lot.


ASPHALT OVERLAY

An overlay is the paving of a second layer of asphalt (1" minimum) over a
layer of existing asphalt. A tack coat primer is used to adhere the new asphalt
to the old.
An overlay is used when the existing pavement is in a generally good condition, with a few minor problem areas. Anysubstantially damaged or deteriorated asphalt will need to be removed and
replaced.


ASPHALT REPAIR

Asphalt repairs are essentially "spot repairs". Specific problem areas, if small enough, are repaired with new Hot Mix Asphalt.
Asphalt repairs are needed any time you have a pothole or damaged areas. If not remedied quickly, these small areas will worsen and require much more work. Potholes are also a safety hazard to vehicles and pedestrians. 


SEAL COAT

Seal Coating is the process of applying a liquid coal tar emulsion over
existing pavement, in order to protect from moisture, ultraviolet oxidation,
and other environmental damages. Seal coating also enhances the appearance of
the asphalt by creating a darker, uniform color and appearance.
Slurry Seal is used as a preventative maintenance. Because of its preserving and protective qualities, the lifetime of the pavement is drastically extended and leads to lower maintenance costs
over the years. 


CRACKFILL

Hot Rubberized Crackfill is the application of a heated rubber compound to
asphalt cracks. This fills the crack and seals it from further water
penetration. The cracks are cleared of all vegetation and debris beforehand.
Crackfill is used to repair large,singular cracks. If left untreated, these cracks will lead to further damage, as water seeps in and enters the sub-base of the asphalt, eventually leading to
"alligator" cracking, and then potholes.
Hot Rubber is used because it effectively seals the crack, while also being
elastic, expanding and contracting with the weather and climate.
Crack seal is meant to be a short-term solution, acting as a
"band-aid" for the asphalt and preventing any further damage, until
an Overlay or Remove & Replace can be performed. 

 

CONCRETE
Concrete is a composite construction material consisting of an aggregate,
cement, and water. There are many different mixes of concrete, used for various
purposes.  


ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) was passed in 1990 to ensure
accessibility for those the disabled. These laws are periodically updated and
revised. ADA compliance is a necessity that when not met, can lead to fines and
lawsuits. We perform many ADA upgrades, including handicap parking stalls,
access aisles, curb ramps, signage and markings, truncated domes, and more.


STRIPING

Striping is painted lines and traffic markings on an asphalt or concrete
surface. Curb painting, signage, stencils, and handicap parking stalls are also
part of striping.
Striping is needed after any asphalt, seal coat, or concrete work that effects
existing striping, or when new striping is desired. Striping not only creates a
sense of safety for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, it also dramatically
increases the overall appearance of your lot.


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