Proper Preparation is Key
Miller Paving believes when it comes to properly preparing a site for a layer of pavement, Miller Paving sets the standard. Excessive cracking in a parking lot occurs when there is an underlying base issue in the asphalt. This is typically related to a form of water issue or incorrect compaction of the base layers. Regardless of the specifications for any paving project, ensuring the pavement is laid on a solid base will be the most significant factor in determining the asphalt’s lifespan.
Miller Paving ensures your asphalt has a quality foundation by making sure the site is graded and leveled to meet the requirements necessary for the paving project. With our experienced crew, Miller Paving can complete projects big and small, from simple removal to highly technical excavation projects.
While bulldozers are tough machines capable of moving mountains of rock or sand, fleet managers need to select the correct machine configuration and ensure that operators are using the right technique for optimum productivity on site.
You can trust Miller Paving to handle all aspects of your dozing project with optimal efficiency.
Excavation is the process of moving things like earth, rock, or other materials with tools and equipment. It includes earthwork, trenching, wall shafts, tunneling, and underground. These processes will require unique techniques, tools, and machinery to get the job done right. The process that you use will depend upon your project and what you need to build.
In construction, excavation is used to create building foundations, reservoirs, and roads. Construction excavation requires experience, skill, and attention to detail when dealing with large structures because it creates the foundation for the entire project. Rely on the professionals at Miller Paving to get your excavation job done right.
French drains serve to collect and remove groundwater that would otherwise cause a problem. They’re often used along driveways, in damp areas of a lawn, and around house foundations to help keep the basement or crawlspace dry.
The essence of a French drain is to create a free-draining conduit that captures groundwater and leads it to a suitable discharge point. French drains are a simple way of removing unwanted groundwater and consist mainly of a gravel-filled trench and some perforated drainage pipe. Water, either from the surface or in wet soils, is collected by the gravel and seeps into the pipe which carries it away.
Graders are machines with large blades that create a flat surface for asphalt to be poured on. Unlike milling machines, graders are used only when the base is made of dirt or gravel. The graders also set the pitch on the project to direct the water to drain in a certain direction.
Before laying anything down the surface must be graded, this will allow water to drain away from the pavement and into a grassy area. Your contractors may also need to re-shape the area to give it a sloping surface which will help direct the water away.
Small streams often crisscross rural land, and even those that remain dry for most of the year may have steep banks that prevent vehicles from crossing. The simplest way to safely drive across such an obstacle, while protecting the stream, is to install a culvert and earth bridge.
Culverts are made from corrugated metal or plastic tubes positioned in a crossing to allow water to pass through without damaging the roadway. The culvert’s corrugation provides a greater strength-to-weight ratio than a smooth pipe. This helps support the weight of vehicles while mimicking the roughness of a natural stream bottom, which slows the speed of flowing water.
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