Advanced Pavement Group Quarterly Newsletter
Happy Holidays, A Message from Our Chief Executive Officer
Recap of 2018 Video
Featured Article: How To Extend The Life Of Your Pavement
Winter Pavement Checklist
Happy Holidays from Advanced Pavement Group
Dear Valued Partner,
As 2018 comes to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season, and to thank you for your continued business and support. As an organization we recognize that the foundation of who we are is built upon the strength of our relationships and the trust earned through excellent service.
This year has been filled with exciting achievements, including being honored with the Contractor of the Year award by Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction Magazine. Additionally, Advanced Pavement Group acquired Richard’s Paving of Delaware, expanding our serviceable geography and adding value for our customers.
Furthermore, we have implemented new technologies and added positions within our organization to help us to remain the leading pavement installation and maintenance service provider in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. We look forward to applying these advancements continually with our partners, and consistently exploring ways to expand on them in the future.
I am proud of the accomplishments we’ve seen this past year and look forward to all we will accomplish in the next. It is my hope that we will continue to have the opportunity to serve you, our valued partner, in 2019.
Once again, thank you for your trust in us and Happy Holidays.
Joseph J. Tinney Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Recap Video – Advanced Pavement Group 2018
It has been a great year. Check out some of the highlights here in our 2018 Recap Video!
How To Extend The Life Of Your Pavement
By Mary Caporaso, VP of Business Development
Sealcoating extends the life of a pavement dramatically when preformed every 3 years after the initial installation of asphalt. The process goes hand-in-hand with crack sealing and should be performed together to ensure the maximum water deterrent. Asphalt pavement offers poor resistance to ultraviolet radiation and sunlight. Exposure to sunlight results in oxidation of the pavement, which results in a loss of pavement “plasticity.” Oxidation allows the attraction of water molecules, which accelerates thermal and fatigue cracking and surface raveling. (alligatoring)
Sealcoating will extend pavement life by protecting the asphalt binder from oxidation, slowing the inevitable deterioration. Because asphalt pavement offers poor resistance to UV rays and sunlight, it begins to deteriorate as a result of oxidation – exposure to the air and sun – as soon as it’s constructed. When you put that asphalt pavement down it’s loaded up with oils, and you need some of that oil to oxidize out, which strengthens the pavement. As the oils leave, the asphalt gets harder and harder. But if you allow too much of the oils to oxidize out the pavement becomes brittle and more susceptible to cracking. So you need to sealcoat before that happens.
As oxidation progresses, fines are released from the pavement surface, exposing larger aggregate, and as the pavement continues to dry out and is exposed to traffic (as well as a variety of weather conditions) aggregate can be pulled out of the pavement and small cracks begin to form. These cracks, if left untreated, eventually become larger, providing a way for water to work its way beneath the pavement. Once you get even one crack in there you’re going to get water in the subgrade and that water starts creating mini sinkholes. As traffic drives over that part of the pavement the soil subgrade makes it easier for the pavement to crack, and pretty soon you have alligatored areas that can only be fixed through remove-and-replace.
Sealcoating protects the asphalt surface by slowing oxidation and by filling the hairline cracks that eventually can become entryways for water. It also (because sealer contains fillers and usually sand) replaces some of the fines lost through oxidation and erosion and fills hairline cracks. If left unprotected, the asphalt binder, or glue that hold the stone and sand in place, loses strength and the mat becomes brittle, allowing stone and sand to roll out. The surface will crack, allowing water to get in, creating alligatored areas, potholes and other defects.
If you delay the sealcoating, it will make the pavement look great but what it will not do is keep the fines and the aggregate locked into the asphalt so the pavement doesn’t crack. So ultimately, delaying installation of sealcoating will not extend the life of the pavement it will only make the area look pretty.
If you have any questions about Crack Fill & Sealcoat please reach out to me at m.caporaso@AdvancedPavementGroup.com
See original article here – How To Extend The Life Of Your Pavement
Are You Ready? For winter that is…
Winter Preparation Checklist by Advanced Pavement Group
- Identify and fix all potholes. Damaged areas will only increase in size over the harsh winter months.
- Seal all cracks. Crack sealing is a cost effective and necessary way to protect your asphalt.
- Sealcoat. It may be too late to sealcoat now, but having future plans to seal asphalt surfaces is a smart investment.
- Identify sunken or broken concrete areas on sidewalks, entrances and exits. These areas can be especially hazardous. Polyurethane concrete raising could be a cost effective solution.
- Identify and mark broken curbing or other areas that could be hazardous if buried by snow and ice. Repair them now or have them clearly marked for the season. Marking potential hazards can get you through the winter without an incident.
Snow and Ice
- Assess all your material needs. Make sure you have access to enough de-icing products. Also, make sure that these materials are easily accessible.
- Assess all vehicles and equipment. Making sure that all equipment is operational will save you time and frustration when an event occurs.
- Have a plan to monitor the weather as to be proactive in planning for an event. This will also help to anticipate notifying tenants, customers, or staff about a pending situation.
- Mark all obstacles, such as fire hydrants, that might become hazardous if covered by snow.
- Identify and note areas within your parking lot that may hold water. These locations may become especially icy and dangerous.
- Identify any area of your property that could be impacted by a large build up of snow and ice. Knowing where areas are that could be affected will allow you to monitor build up during an event or multiple events.
- Keep emergency phone numbers handy. Having a hard copy is also a good idea in case internet access is not available.
Need help evaluating, preparing, planning or executing on your winter checklist? Contact us and we can help make this winter manageable for you and your property.
LET US KNOW BEFORE THE SNOW!
AND THE SURVEY SAYS…
Your opinion is important to us. That is why we would like to ask that you take a moment and complete this short survey. You may remain anonymous, however, we would certainly like the opportunity to respond to any concerns, questions, or suggestions you may have. Either way, your response is extremely valuable to us as we work to continue improving our service. Thank you in advance.