Paving, Patching & Pothole Repair
When it comes to asphalt, we’ve got you covered.
All Star Innovations has the means to complete any paving job, no matter how big or small. Whether your job requires new construction, reconstruction, overlaying, or patching, we are happy to offer our expertise at a fair and reasonable price. We view every client as a lifetime customer, so whether you have a single pothole that needs to be repaired or an entire parking lot that needs to be milled and repaved, you can always expect the same level of dedication from us.
Asphalt is the most commonly used pavement in parking lots due to its strength, durability and affordability. However, without proper maintenance procedures in place, it can still become damaged over time. Our asphalt repair services include patching, resurfacing and removal, depending on the severity of the damage.
Over time, asphalt begins to crack under the force of outside elements and, if these cracks go unsealed, water will seep into the pavement and expand the cracks, which eventually form potholes that are hazardous to vehicles. Proper pothole repair requires excavating the damaged area and filling it with a suitable mix of asphalt, which depends on the season and the climate of the area. Oftentimes potholes will form due to weak base installation, and we always inspect the base in each project we work on to determine if that is the cause. From there, we use the proper graded aggregate base (GAB) course, install a binder course asphalt, and add a final layer of type F asphalt topping.
In cases of more extensive asphalt damage, resurfacing the pavement (also called overlaying) is often the best option. This process involves removing the top layer of the asphalt, leveling the asphalt for lower areas, and using a vibratory roller machine to put down a new, smooth layer. There are several methods of resurfacing, depending on the conditions of the paving job, which include underlayment fabric, leveling binder and transitional milling.
Asphalt Removal & Replacement
If asphalt has not been maintained in years, it’s common for there to be a plethora of potholes and areas of “alligatored” cracks. This is usually due to water entering the cracks and deepening them over time, forming numerous holes. In these cases, the damage may be so extensive that removal of the asphalt is the only sensible solution. After milling the area, we remove the damaged asphalt to the appropriate depth, strengthen the existing base, and install and compact the asphalt mix needed with a vibratory roller.
Overhaul your asphalt & enhance appearance.
Sealcoating gives the asphalt a sleek, “like-new” appearance and, most importantly, helps you save hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance costs over time. It prolongs the life of asphalt for several years by reducing the amount of damage water, wind and sunlight can cause it, thereby reducing the likelihood of extensive asphalt damage that would require resurfacing or removal.
Sealcoating consists of an application of either coal-tar or asphalt emulsion sealer and protects against not only damage caused by nature but also oil and gasoline spills. It is recommended that pavements receive a new sealcoating every 3 to 5 years to minimize potential damage most effectively.
After prolonged exposure to the elements, asphalt inevitably hardens and becomes brittle. As a result, the pavement begins to crack because it cannot bend when it’s exposed to changes in levels of traffic or temperature. Sealcoating combats this situation by providing a waterproof membrane which not only slows down the pavement’s hardening process but also keeps water from entering its base material.
Sealcoating also increases the friction of the surface it’s applied to. Traffic wears down the fine material of a pavement surface over time, exposing the course aggregate. This condition, known as raveling, makes the roadway slippery and makes it difficult to stop quickly. A sealcoat increases the pavement texture and increases the surface friction properties by adding a cover aggregate, which adds texture to the pavement.
Asphalt Crack Repair
Protect your pavement from premature breakdown.
Unsealed cracks allow water intrusion and debris retention in the crack opening. Water intrusion in the cracks penetrates into the base and sub base materials creating the potential problem of a loss of strength in these materials. The weakened pavement structure can result in load-related failures such as alligator cracking. The debris retention can cause the pavement to push up at the edges of the crack when the pavement expands due to thermal changes. This decreases the ride ability of the pavement surface.
These failures and deficiencies increase the life-cycle cost of the pavements. The use of proper crack preparation and sealing techniques can extend the effective life of the sealant, thereby increasing the life of the pavement and reducing maintenance costs.
Asphalt Line Striping
Professional line striping for efficient, problem-free parking.
At All Star, we install clearly marked stalls, handicap spaces, and directional arrows that all result in a more efficient and problem-free parking lot.
These markings are often essential for maximizing parking lot space and enhancing the flow of traffic. Ensuring that the striping is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act also reduces owner liability. We also install parking bollards, bumpers, and any type of signage. All Star Innovations offers thermoplastic striping as well.