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Asphalt Work

With our team of experts, we are experienced in working with asphalt. Our team can complete several tasks with asphalt including repairing damaged surfaces and filling potholes.

What is Asphalt?

Asphalt is a material predominantly used in the construction industry, for road and pavement works. The material is a mixture of aggregates including crushed stone, sand, gravel, bitumen and a sticky black viscous liquid that is used as a binder to combine and hold the aggregates together.

Asphalt works are the processes that include the production, transportation and installation of asphalt, as well as maintenance and repairs of asphalt pavements. The first step in asphalt works is the production of the asphalt mixture. The aggregates and bitumen are mixed in a plant to create what is called hot-mix asphalt (HMA). Once mixed together, the mixture is then heated to a high temperature and transported to the construction site. The HMA is then spread and compacted to create a smooth and durable pavement surface.

What are the Advantages?

  1. Flexibility: asphalt can be designed for various performance requirements including resistance to heavy traffic, high temperatures and cold weather conditions. Furthermore there are various asphalt mixtures available including porous asphalt, stone-matrix asphalt and polymer-modified asphalt.
  2. Durability: if asphalt pavements are correctly designed and installed, they can last for numerous years with minimal but regular maintenance. Maintenance works include but are not limited to crack sealing, pothole patching, sealcoating and overlaying to prevent water infiltration, ageing, oxidation and to restore the pavement’s appearance.
  3. Cost-effective: asphalt usually costs less than concrete and can be installed more efficiently to minimise construction time and disruption.
  4. Environmentally friendly: asphalt pavement can also be recycled as they can be milled and reused for aggregates in new asphalt mixtures preventing waste and instead conserving natural resources.

What Safety Measures are Required?

Asphalt works require specialised equipment and skilled personnel. Arrow Traders can work with highly trained and skilled asphalt teams to ensure our jobs are completed correctly and safely. Equipment that is requires for asphalt works varies however some tools include asphalt pavers, rollers, milling machines and crack sealing machines.

To ensure your job is completed correctly, Arrow Traders will work with skilled personnel that may include engineers, technicians, operators and labourers.

The production and installation of asphalt involve high temperatures, heavy machinery, and hazardous materials, which can pose risks to workers and the environment. Therefore, proper safety measures must be taken to prevent accidents and ensure compliance with regulations and standards.

In conclusion, asphalt works are essential for the construction, maintenance, and repair of roads and pavements. Asphalt is a versatile, durable, and cost-effective material that can meet various performance requirements. Properly designed and installed asphalt pavements can last for many years with minimal maintenance, reducing costs and disruption. However, regular maintenance is necessary to ensure the longevity and performance of the pavement. Asphalt works require specialized equipment and skilled personnel, and safety is a crucial aspect that must be taken into account.

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