Specializing in acreage
driveways, condominiums, and parking lots
Asphalt pavement is a popular choice
for driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, runways, roads, pathways,
etc. because of its durability, cost-effectiveness, simplicity of
construction, and strength. It can withstand heavy loads and, when
properly maintained, it lasts for many years.
At Lambert Bros. full paving services are available to residential and
commercial properties in Calgary and throughout Alberta.
Our workmanship reflects the highest quality standards in the industry.
We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and attention to detail. We take special
care around flower beds, sidewalks, cement, garage doors, etc. After
completing the job, your site will be tidy, clean and attractive. Weather
permitting, we finish on time and within budget. All paving jobs include a
minimum one year written guarantee.
In order to maximize the life of your asphalt parking
lot, it is important to develop a pavement management
plan involving routine inspections and ongoing preventative
maintenance. The following are common maintenance procedures
for asphalt pavement:
Remove and Replace
Vertical cut surfaces
should be cleaned and tack coated as in the previous
procedure, and 2.5 inches of a coarse binder asphalt,
which serves as an intermediate layer between the aggregate
and the surface layer, should be installed and compacted
with a two-ton to a four-ton roller.
Once this intermediate
layer is compacted, we install two inches of a finer
hot mix as a surface or wearing coarse; roll and compact.
I should mention that
this specifications for light and heavy duty repairs
are basic guidelines that are flexible. They should
be adjusted for the specific needs of the job.
patches are patches generally 1 inch or less in
thickness. Sometimes skin
patches are used to fill depressions, in which case
the patch could be as thick as three or four inches.
A skin patch goes over the existing pavement and
is only used when there is no base failure, to achieve
drainage or for a low budget short term "Quick
patches generally use a fine sand aggregate as opposed
to coarse aggregate because the edges of the patch are
"feathered" out to zero thickness.
Usually skin patched areas are used to improve the appearance
of pavement or to stop water penetration.
Resurfacing an area involves the placement of one or
more asphalt overlays on top of existing pavements.
A hotmix asphalt overlay can include a leveling course
to even out the pavement surface and a second uniform
coarse to provide the necessary thickness. Resurfacing
in parking lots generally requires only one overlay.
When preparing pavements for resurfacing, the base must
be blown or swept completely clean in order for a tack
coat to adhere. This tack coat will ensure that the
new pavement sticks to the older asphalt surface.
Lambert Bros. Paving offers Hot Applied Elastomeric
(Rubber) Crack and joint sealing. We have found that
cold pours simply can't perform well enough in Alberta.
This process usually goes hand and hand with sealcoating.
Generally the pavement is cleaned, crack sealed and
Micro Pave 2000 sealcoat is applied. We recommend that
if a pavement is cracked it be inspected every year.
Any new cracks that have formed or old cracks that have
reopened should be resealed, especially before winter
sets in. The intrusion of water into pavement is bad
news. Water destroys pavement. It breaks down the rock
properties and softens the subgrade (clays and soils)
causing eventual pot holes and pavement failures. When
water enters a crack and freezes, it expands and either
causes the asphalt to explode or crack further eventually
resulting in a pot hole and further failures.
Most customers agree that black lines of crack fill
in a roadway or parking lot are not attractive. They
will even look worse than the cracks themselves (unless
a fresh coat of sealer is applied for uniform color).
However, the alternative of not crack sealing can be
devastating economically in the long run.
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