“Winter is coming!” The famous words from the Stark family on Game of Thrones, serve as a warning to always be prepared for what is coming. When it comes to asphalt pavements, annual or bi-annual assessments of your pavement assets are a good way to be prepared for future maintenance and/or rehabilitation.
Pavement assessments can be performed many ways, but a good place to start might be the Pavement Condition Assessment tool Bituminous Roadways has created (https://bitroads.com/Portals/0/br_pavement_condition_assessment.pdf). This assessment creates an opportunity for you to look closer at the distresses in your pavement and help you determine the approximate condition of your pavement. Performing these assessments regularly can help you get an idea of how quickly maintenance and/or rehabilitation may be needed, and you can start preparing and budgeting as needed.
For a more in-depth analysis, Bituminous Roadways offers pavement assessments by a trained professional giving you further insight into why the pavement distresses are occurring and which maintenance options will be best suited for the project. Knowing what conditions are present at the surface and discovering what type of soil is below the surface helps Bituminous Roadways create a solid work plan to provide our clients with the best pavement maintenance solution.
A Bituminous Roadways assessment includes an extensive visual assessment of the pavement surface distresses, a rating of the pavement (0-10), photos and descriptions of the observed pavement distresses, as well as insights into the potential causes of the distresses, an unofficial Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance check, and recommendations for maintenance and/or future rehabilitation.
If you are considering major rehabilitation or reconstruction, pavement cores can provide further insight into the pavement condition and the overall pavement structure. Pavement cores include drilling several 4” cores into the pavement, measuring each core’s thickness (the thickness of the pavement), inspecting each core for distress or signs of previous maintenance activities, testing the strength of the aggregate base and subgrade soils using the dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP), using a hand auger to access the aggregate base and subgrade materials to determine the thickness of each layer and the type of material, and project specific design recommendations for major rehabilitation or reconstruction.
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For more information or pricing details about pavement assessments conducted by Bituminous Roadways, please contact your BR representative or call 651-686-7001. You can also complete our Request a Consultation form. (https://bitroads.com/Request-a-Consultation) Bituminous Roadways, Inc. is the Twin Cities’ most respected and sought-after asphalt pavement company. With more than 70 years in the industry, we provide dependable service and the highest level of quality asphalt paving anywhere. We proudly serve the Twin Cities metro and the surrounding area.