To many people who are not involved in the asphalt industry, one expanse of pavement looks very much like every other. If viewed as cross-sections, however, it becomes obvious that a residential driveway and a busy highway are constructed in very different manners. There will typically be differences in the type and depth of the foundation as well as differences in the thickness and number of layers of the asphalt. As a rule, the greater the weight of the vehicles that must be supported, the deeper the foundation and asphalt must be. One of the leading causes of premature failure of asphalt pavement is subjecting it to heavier loads than it was engineered to support. Such a mismatch can occur in many environments — for example, a parking lot that was supposed to receive only passenger vehicles starts being used by fully laden 18-wheelers — but they can also occur in specific industrial environments if all variables are not considered.
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Loading Zones and Docks
Loading zones must bear substantial weights. In addition, the trucks are often not moving in a continuous straight line. Instead, they are conducting steering maneuvers at low speeds. These areas need to be specifically designed to withstand such traffic.
Whether it is a terminal for city transportation or a hub for interstate travel, these areas need special attention. Bus after bus will be coming and going, sometimes around the clock. The areas where these vehicles will be parked also needs to be designed to support the stationary weight.
Waste management trucks can be hard on the pavement surrounding the dumpster. Low-speed steering and heavy loads can add up to damaged pavement. The area around the dumpster as well as the area in which the truck will be maneuvering into position should be given proper consideration.
All of these areas are at risk of damage from fuel and automotive fluid leaks. Oil, diesel and other vehicle fluids are petroleum based, as is asphalt. These petroleum distillates will attempt to recombine, and the binding agents holding the pavement together will deteriorate and the pavement will fail. Sealcoating new asphalt pavement 30 to 90 days after it is installed helps shield the pavement from the deterioration caused by petroleum products. Sealcoating should be reapplied periodically to ensure maximum protection.
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