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Repairing • Patching • Resurfacing

REPAVING EXISTING ASPHALT

Removing Existing
Some jobs require removal of existing asphalt surface around sidewalks, garage floors and street entrances to allow for proper drainage. If you do not allow for proper drainage you could unknowingly end up with severe water damage.


Clean area
The existing asphalt to be repaved needs to be cleaned properly. First, we remove loose or badly broken areas in the existing asphalt surface. Second, we remove the vegetation from the edges and out of any cracks in the existing asphalt surface. Last, we remove the fine particles of debris by using a high-speed power blower.


Apply the prime coat
Metro Paving, as with most asphalt contractors in the area, uses SS-1 asphalt primer. The difference is in the application. This asphalt primer is designed to be spray-installed to cover 100 percent of the existing asphalt area to be repaved.


Wedging
Wedging is needed when there is a low or badly broken area that was previously removed. These areas will be filled with hot mix asphalt to establish a finish grade that allows for the new asphalt surface.


Installing new asphalt 
The new asphalt layer can consist of a minimum thickness of 1" all the way up to 4" of asphalt after compaction, depending on the weight of the vehicles driving on the new surface. Most applications require a 2" asphalt surface after compaction.

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Metro Paving Co. Inc.
13571 St. Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-3303
Fax (314) 739-7902
E-mail metropavingco@sbcglobal.net
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm