Paving a parking lot: The Pavers
Amanda Bayhi | April 1, 2013
Our sister publication, Equipment World, is featuring a story about pavers used for paving parking lots. It’s the first of a two-part series entitled “What it takes to pave a parking lot.”
The article uses a hypothetical scenario in which the parking lot is 250,000 square feet in size, with some islands, landscaping and decorative pavers; the project requires 3,500 to 4,000 tons of dense-graded asphalt paved at 3 inches thick; the base is complete and consists of 6 inches of aggregate base course; the job is paved with average speed; and the asphalt leaves the plant at 300 to 325 degrees F.
The article makes several suggestions such as choosing a rubber-tired paver, using heated end gates and considering the plant’s production capacity.
MORE FROM News & Analysis
- California to test feasibility of mileage tax742 Views
- PHOTOS: Six bridge/transportation projects receive 2014 PCI Awards391 Views
- Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund373 Views
- PHOTOS: Most gorgeous freeway ever?324 Views
- Construction company called out for substandard concrete288 Views