Fabric overlay to protect and strengthen your pavement
When it comes to maintaining your asphalt, there are always options to choose from. If your surface needs a little more than a simple overlay, we recommend you to pay attention to fabric overlay which is a simple addition to any basic overlay. This superior solution brings lots of benefits. Its main advantage is that it adds strength to your asphalt while protecting the subgrade below from the harmful effects of water. The main purpose of pavement overlay fabric is to provide additional support to the asphalt layer. Usually, asphalt paving fabric is placed between the new overlay and an existing layer of asphalt.
Asphalt overlay fabric: what it is and how it works
In simple terms, pavement overlay fabric is a sheet of non-woven petroleum-based material used in combination with overlays. Fabric overlay works as follows: it minimizes water penetration and as a result reduces damage to both: the base and sub-base. Furthermore, asphalt overlay fabric seals any cracks in the existing asphalt pavement, adding structural support to your asphalt surface. It inhabits reflective cracking, which is when cracks in an overlay form over an existing crack or joint. What’s more, paving fabric is aimed at reducing asphalt pavement maintenance and increasing asphalt pavement life.
If you are searching for a quality paving fabric for your next asphalt overlay, look no further. Mid-Atlantic is a leading asphalt contractor in Maryland, offering excellent overlay services. We have a vast experience in the asphalt paving business. Our skilled experts have learned the essence of not only producing excellent work but using top-class materials as well. The following approach has made our company one of the most reliable asphalt contractors throughout Maryland.
Pavement overlay fabric services you will be satisfied with
Before the paving begins, our specialists repair any distressed areas in your asphalt, including sidewalks and concrete curbing. Moreover, they remove any loose material or water from the surface. Asphalt repair services we provide can also include saw cutting, wedging, milling, skin patching and trench repair. All these procedures prepare your surface for the paving process, where we usually apply an asphalt emulsion to create a proper bond between the existing pavement surface and the geotextile fabric layer. After that, a geotextile fabric is rolled onto the tack coat in order to provide additional strength and to minimize additional damage to the subgrade due to moisture penetration. Then, hot mix asphalt is applied and compacted. Once we’re done with that, your surface is ready for final touches such as directional lines, parking stall striping, speed bumps and more.
What makes us stand apart from all the other asphalt contractor companies is the fact that we serve a wide variety of Maryland, including Howard, Baltimore, Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. It doesn’t matter whether you are living in Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Towson or Baltimore city, we are always at your service, ready to help you 24/7. Citizens of Bethesda, Potomac, Bowie, Laurel and Columbia, Ellicott City can also benefit from our asphalt paving services.