Why Is Asphalt Temperature Important?

Over the course of laying down new asphalt, several factors are closely monitored. One of these factors is the temperature of the asphalt mix. Professionals in the paving industry know that even a small mistake in this aspect of the process can lead to asphalt that doesn’t stand the test of time. So, what’s the right way to approach asphalt temperature?

asphalt overlay being applied to a milled road

What Is Asphalt Overlay?

Asphalt overlay is a paving method of applying a new layer of asphalt to a deteriorating surface. Rather than tearing up an old asphalt surface entirely, an asphalt overlay project will use the existing layers as a base for the new asphalt pavement. Some asphalt surfaces with severe damage like rutting, potholes, large cracks, and expansions will need to be milled before an overlay is applied.

shovel in a pile of asphalt ready for repairs

Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance like crack sealing, sealcoating, striping, and patching are low-cost solutions that will improve the life of an asphalt surface. If an asphalt surface is not maintained properly over time it can lead to a costly replacement. Use this guide to help you properly maintain blacktop pavement.