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Pavement is the durable surface material laid down on an area intended to sustain traffic

(vehicular or foot traffic). Such surfaces are frequently marked to guide traffic. The most common modern paving methods are asphalt and concrete.

Asphalt Paving has been widely used since 1920, though in ancient times asphalt was already used for road-building. Most asphalt pavements are built on a gravel base which is generally at least as thick as the asphalt layer, although some 'full depth' pavements are built directly on the native subgrade. In areas with very soft or expansive subgrades such as clay or peat, thick gravel bases or stabilization of the subgrade with Portland cement or lime can be required. In some countries with soft soils, a foundation of polystyrene blocks is used instead. The actual material used in paving asphalt paving by contractors is termed HMA (Hot Mix Asphalt), and it is usually applied using a free floating screed.

Asphalt paving is also used in driveway construction such as paving driveways, commercial paving, parking lot paving.

Advantages of asphalt roadways include relatively low noise, relatively low cost compared with other paving methods, and ease of repair. Disadvantages include less durability than other paving methods, less tensile strength than concrete, the tendency to become slick and soft in hot weather and a certain amount of hydrocarbon pollution to soil and groundwater or waterways.


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Aaron Paving Inc
Napa, CA 707-224-3377

Binstock Enterprises
Napa, CA 707-255-6172

Ghilotti Brothers Inc

525 Jacoby St, San Rafael, CA 415 454-7011

Harold Smith & Son Inc
800 Crane Ave, St Helena, CA 707-963-7977

Jim Todorovitch Paving
Napa, CA 707-224-0391

Keith J Gale General Engr
1637 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 707-224-6603

Nielson Construction
147 Camino Oruga, Napa, CA 707-253-8774

Oden & Doucette Seal Coating
101 S Coombs St # E, Napa, CA 707-255-2207

R & M Grading Inc
2200 Big Ranch Rd, Napa, CA 707-255-5009

Stripe-N-Seal Inc
Napa, CA 707-224-3377

Taylor-Bailey Construction
135 Camino Dorado # 16, Napa, CA 707-251-0142
Concrete pavements  are created using a concrete mix of Portland cement, gravel, and sand. The material is applied in a freshly-mixed slurry, and worked mechanically to compact the interior and force some of the thinner cement slurry to the surface to produce a smoother, denser surface free from honeycombing.

Continuously reinforced designs generally cost more than jointed reinforced or jointed plain designs initially due to increased quantities of steel. However, they can demonstrate superior long-term performance and cost-effectiveness.

Advantages of cement concrete roadways include that they are typically stronger and last longer than asphalt concrete pavements. They also can easily be grooved to provide a durable skid-resistant surface. Disadvantages are that they have a higher initial cost, are more difficult to repair, and are also somewhat noisy if jointed, but unjointed concrete pavement is actually a method of roadway noise mitigation.
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