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Earth Road Inc. Asphalt Facts And Questions

  • How long will my project take?
    Every project takes a different amount of time. We will give you an estimated amount of time when we quote your project. Earth Road would welcome the opportunity to give your project the time and attention it deserves. Request a quote today!
  • How do I go about getting a quote?
    Give us a call at 315-253-9060 or click: “Get a Quote Now”.
  • Can you tell me what services you offer?
    We offer Free Quotes, Asphalt Paving, Sealcoating, Asphalt Milling, Asphalt Repair, Pothole Repair, Sinkhole Repair, Driveway and Parking Lot Paving as well as Consultations.
  • In New York state, what are the months when paving can get done?"
    Most paving projects are best completed between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, some hot-mix paving could potentially be done up to Columbus Day Weekend.
  • What is the usual procedure used for paving a new surface?
    The usual process includes creating a foundation layer or base to keep the top pavement layer unbroken over time. Often the base is made of limestone and can have a thickness of about half a foot. In many jobs a primer is required and that will be placed between the limestone and the paving product, such as asphalt, to help the paving to adhere to the base. The asphalt is a thinner layer than the base, but is applied on the primer as the top layer on which you drive.
  • What are some of the benefits of asphalt paving?
    With either a new paving project or maintenance of an older surface, a smoother surface has several benefits including increased safety for vehicles because of better contact between the tires and roads. Reduced carbon emissions and improved mileage also occur for vehicles when they drive on smooth roads as a result of friction diminishing between tires and road.
  • What is Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and how is it used?
    With today’s technology, almost all asphalt can be reclaimed or recycled. Two common ways to get asphalt for recycling are, during a maintenance job, to take a top portion of an asphalt surface by milling it (e.g., 2 inches off the top) or to break up an entire stretch of road with a bulldozer or other heavy machinery. The Federal Highway Administration delineates some of the various processes by which RAP can be recycled and reused. For instance, there is technology today to allow milling of the top of a surface and repaving of the same area using the same asphalt just milled. RAP can also be stored at a processing facility for later use.
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