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The ABC’s of Pavement Maintenance

A, B, C. 1, 2, 3. Installing commercial or residential pavement is one thing, but maintaining it is quite another. Often times, many property owners will skip this step, reasoning that maintenance is not necessary or can be put on the back burner. However is that true? How necessary is pavement maintenance? What can Atlas Construction offer you for your pavement needs? Keep reading and learn about our top paving techniques and why you need our expertise today. It all begins with A, B, C.

ASSURED SERVICES. Our advanced construction techniques ensures you receive the maintenance attention for your pavement needs. In comparison to other companies, Atlas provides you with a technique that helps your pavement last longer in the first place. Our Thermo-Lay Asphalt machine equipment allows us to do all our asphalt repair with one truck and a few select workers. This greatly reduces your and our resources’ to maintain and repair your concrete. This machine keeps an even, constant temperature through its work, allowing for a faster, more thorough and cost-effective surface lay. The result, is less need for immediate future maintenance.

BETTER SOLUTIONS. You may have heard of sealcoating and crack filling? At Atlas, we see the importance of regularly checking your pavement to see if you have problem areas that require this kind of attention. How do we do it?

At Atlas, we make use of techniques to fill your cracks with the most flexible material to strengthen and reduce natural exposure to further damage.  By applying sealant, we are able to maintain the integrity and strength of pavement while reducing the process of rust and decomposition. Replacing concrete at times, is the best solution. Our process for replacing concrete sets us apart from other construction companies. This process is quicker and faster to complete the job than any other common methods used which require more equipment and resources. As a result, we guarantee  a superior service for less.

Additional repairs can be costly, so we work early on to assess you area and detect any potential hazards to your pavement. These are more common problem Atlas can assess for you:

  • Surface cracks
  • Grooves, fissures and rusting
  • Sinking or compaction
  • Potholes
  • Patches needed
  • Aggregate
  • Streaks and Fading
  • Uneven surfaces

COMMITMENT TO YOU. At Atlas Construction, we provide you the best services fitting your project needs, with steady delivery and at a reasonable cost. Atlas Construction has been operating in Denver, Colorado since 2010 and has gained the reputation as the best choice for all your asphalt, concrete and residential repair needs.

At Atlas we get the job done right, perform in a timely manner, charge reasonably based on the project and most importantly work with you to fulfill your construction needs.

We are not just Atlas Construction. We’re Construction at it’s Best.

We can help you determine this and assess your property whether it be commercial or residential to give you the best option possible for your pavements’ needs.

Call us 303.590.4555.

 

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An Atlas Solution for Your Commercial Asphalt

It’s that season again, where the colder months are starting to retreat and the warmer months are coming into view. With improving weather and road conditions, now’s the time to start planning to complete your commercial asphalt projects.  At Atlas, we are ready to help you get your project assessed, estimated and scheduled for the coming months. Which Atlas solution is right for your business?

Solution #1: Sealcoat 

One way to determine yourself what attention your asphalt requires is to consider its surface’s condition. Is the original black color beginning to fade and is the top layer cracking or sinking inward? If so, you may need to sealcoat.
During this process, we apply sealant as another layer of protection to your asphalt. This protects the surface from further damage and also, from natural deterrents including water, oil left on the road and UV heat. The wear and tear of natural and manmade elements greatly can affect the surface of the material. You can think of sealcoat as a barrier against these elements and also an abettor against friction, rust and skid. This process can also greatly extend the life of your asphalt.

Solution #2: Crack Fill

Another solution is filling of cracks in your existing asphalt. During our assessment of your project, we can identify large problem areas, smaller ones such as alligator cracks* and potential areas of cracking. We’ll then fill these with flexible material designed to prevent further diffusion and strengthens the base layer from supplementary damage. You can look at this as a way to preserve your asphalt and save you future expensive maintenance and repair costs.

Solution #3: Striping

You can also consider striping of your asphalt. Especially if your commercial property includes high traffic areas of vehicles and pedestrians, you’d want to consider this option. At Atlas Construction services, we offer a range of customized markings. Do you need to restripe lines in your car lot? Create additional parking spaces? Direct traffic? Add safety precautions? Become ADA compliant? We can assist you with each of these needs.

So, you realize you do need to get going on your commercial project. We recognize that a variety of circumstances call for our expertise. Whether you’re looking to lay, maintain or repair your asphalt, you can trust Atlas to be able and ready to offer quality, reliable service.

Don’t hesitate, we are waiting to hear from you! Get in contact with us.

sales@atlasconstruction.build or call 303.330.8322.

*How to repair Alligator Cracks

Asphalt has to be resistant enough so that it will not distort or displace over time with heavy traffic loads and changes in temperature. Alligator cracks are often caused by the burdens put upon the underlying layers of your asphalt. Here’s the process we follow to alleviate damage and restore your concrete:

  1. Inspect the source. We check the surrounding areas and assess the extension of existing cracks.
  2. Appraise the sub-base layers of asphalt to evaluate the scope of damage.
  3. Extract damaged sections of the sub-base layers and replace with fresh asphalt.
  4. Reconstruct the surface. A new surface can extend the durability and life of your asphalt and assure no more alligator cracking. This step is usually considered if the previous extraction processes would no longer be the most cost-effective.

 

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Atlas Construction: Standing Behind the Asphalt

At Atlas Construction, we understand the importance of reliable, fast services for asphalt repair and maintenance. We recognize that a variety of circumstances call for our expertise. Whether you’re looking to lay, maintain or repair your asphalt, you can trust Atlas to be able and ready to offer quality, reliable service.

Our process sets us apart from other construction companies. Our Thermo-Lay hot asphalt paving truck allows us to quickly perform asphalt repair. In addition, the Thermo-Lay equipment we use allows us to keep asphalt at an even temperature and ready to use for a longer duration. This process is quicker and faster to complete the job than any other common methods used which require more equipment and resources. Hence, we say with us you receive a superior service for less.

Asphalt is classified by its chemical composition and physical properties. Our asphalt’s physical components contribute to its effectiveness. Here are the most important considerations:

Endurance. Asphalt mix should hold an adequate film thickness amidst the aggregate particles. The mix should also not have high air voids, which accelerates age hardening. Depending on the age of its physical properties, it can begin a process called binding. Viscosity grading is actually based on these binding characteristics. This state results in an increased thickness, stickiness, and semi fluidity—which creates a more stiff and brittle mix. It’s important that the mixture have a high element of workability to be placed and compacted.

Security. When heated, asphalt gives off vapor, which is a common component of many materials. The higher the temperature, the higher increase in vapor release in concentration. Also, known as its flash point, it becomes highly flammable. For this reason, our crew takes extra safety precautions during these processes. The purity of asphalt also is important in its security. The more pure the asphalt properties are (when it contains a greater percentage of bitumen), the higher its quality and performance.

Resistance. Asphalt has to be resistant enough so that it will not distort or displace over time with heavy traffic loads and changes in temperature. Another factor is when it is subject to moisture— it must be able to withstand potential damage and have skid resistance from travel. The wear and tear of natural and manmade elements greatly can affect the surface of the material and move down into the mix. This can result in minimum to maximum damage.

You may be wondering, How can you extend the life of your asphalt?
It’s important to know when to repair your asphalt. Here are some top techniques we make use of and some keys to know when which ones right for you:

1. Sealcoating
Sealcoating can maintain the integrity and strength of your asphalt by slowing down the process of reduction, resulting in rusting. Our sealant can be applied by squeegee or spray. This process can also greatly extend the life of your asphalt. Is your pavement a fading black and the surface is decomposing? It’s time to get sealcoat!

2. Crack filling
Unlike rusting, cracking fills the asphalt with moisture induced from natural elements and traffic. It affects the base layer and when it freezes, the damage expands. Through our site assessment, we identify early cracks and fill with our specially formulated material that reduces spread. This can save you expensive maintenance and repair costs.

3. Striping
Striping your asphalt is the last but not the least important. We feel this is the final step that completes your investment. As part of our services, we offer this with a range of customized markings. Do you need to direct traffic and add safety precautions? We can do this for you and make sure you’re also ADA compliant.

We are ready to help! Get in contact with us at sales@atlasconstruction.build or call 303-590-4555.