Simple answer, yes
Industrial driveways, parking lots, and terminals come in all sizes, lengths, carrying capacity, and uses. For this reason, the owners usually prefer heavy-duty paving for most of their surfaces.
Heavy-duty pavement options are concrete, pavers, and asphalt. Asphalt is preferable because of its durability, versatility, cost-effectiveness; plus, it’s good-looking.
However, before asphalt paving installation, certain factors should be considered when designing the asphalt pavement. The factors include:
- Traffic type
Most traffic is heavily loaded trucks in most industrial settings, weighing almost 80,000 pounds for a single truck.
This means the paving should be constructed to withstand this much load.
Buses may not weigh as much as a loaded truck, but they are also heavy, which means their parking space should also get more attention.
- Dumpster areas abuse
An industrial setting produces massive garbage compared to residential or office buildings combined. Areas around these dumpsters take a lot of abuse.
It is essential to ensure that the pavements can take such kind of abuse.
Besides traffic load, drainage is an essential factor when designing all pavement designs. It should be constructed in a manner that won’t allow water to pool on the surface.
The accumulated water will most easily sip through to the subgrade. Under pressure and heat, this will cause the water below to expand and crack the surface.
It’s essential to construct the pavement with a cross or crown slope to curb drainage problems.
The primary cause of industrial asphalt pavement failure is automotive oils, diesel, and fuel spillage.
Asphalt is petroleum-based, so it softens and disintegrates when in contact with oils and fuels.
A simple seal-coating will help prevent this damage.
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We provide asphalt paving services to residents and business owners in Temple, TX, and surrounding areas.