Although the climate in Vancouver is generally mild, the area is well-known for its occasional temperature extremes, which can wreak havoc on even the best-laid asphalt. With more than 20 years’ experience in the local area, Topwest Asphalt has the knowledge, skills, and experience to cope with the challenges of Vancouver paving. Let us help you with all of your asphalt needs.
At Topwest Asphalt, no paving job is too small or too large. We work with individual homeowners to design and create beautiful, long lasting driveways. We work with small businesses and large commercial enterprises on parking lots and other paved surfaces. We even do a lot of municipal work on public roadways. If you need any type of asphalt paving in Vancouver or the surrounding area, contact us to discuss your ideas.
Asphalt cracking generally happens when the top layer begins to oxidize, growing dry and brittle. Due to temperature fluctuations and stress, this can occur in any type of paving. Vancouver weather can raise the risk for cracking due to temperature extremes and frequent precipitation.
Once a crack has begun, rainwater and other moisture can seep inside, causing further erosion and worsening the problem. Over time, it can even destabilize the sub-grade under the asphalt, causing additional cracks and leading to potholes. Sealing the cracks will extend the life of the pavement by preventing water from entering.
We begin with a process known as crack routing, in which we expand the crack into a V-shaped groove with neat edges and thoroughly clean it out. Then we apply a hot rubber crack sealant that retains flexibility when it dries. This allows it to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, minimizing the chances for further cracking.
If your asphalt is too badly damaged for crack sealing, we have other methods of repairing your asphalt paving. Vancouver weather dictates the techniques we choose. For potholes, we normally clean out the hole and then patch it with a hot asphalt mix that forms a tight seal as it cools. During cold winter weather, however, we do emergency pothole repairs with a cold mix patching product. This keeps the problem from worsening, but does not correct the underlying defects. We will tell you if, in our professional opinion, we will need to return to the site after the weather warms up to perform a hot mix repair.
If your issue is larger than a simple pothole, we can provide two different solutions. Surface patching, or mill patching, is a great choice for asphalt that has not completely failed down through the base materials. We will mill the pavement surface to a depth of a few inches and thoroughly clean out the hole. Then we will pour in new asphalt, compact it tightly, and level it off to ensure a tight fit.
Asphalt dig out patching is the best choice for asphalt that has failed entirely. It is the most complex, but also the longest lasting, form of asphalt repair. We will remove the failed section down to the base and then create a new section from the bottom up.
About Topwest Asphalt
Located in Abbotsford and serving all of the Vancouver area, Topwest Asphalt has been in business for more than 20 years. We have developed a reputation among our loyal customers for our expertise and innovative, customized solutions. From major municipal projects to individual home driveways, we treat every job and every customer with the same respect.
We pride ourselves on our ability to think outside the box and develop the best solutions to meet both your needs and your budget. Our knowledgeable assessment and sales team will analyze your project and provide you with a detailed proposal that includes informational literature on our suggested solutions. We stand behind our work, and we are happy to provide a list of references upon request.
Based in Abbotsford, Topwest Asphalt also serves Vancouver and the entire Fraser Valley. Are you ready to start your next asphalt project with a team you can count on to do the job right, on time, and on budget? We invite you to call Topwest Asphalt today at 1-800-ASPHALT to discuss your project and schedule an estimate. We look forward to working with you!