What Equipment Is Used for Asphalt Paving?

There is an estimated 18 billion tons of asphalt pavement just on American roads. The extensive travel network of roads is necessary to keep the United States connected. With necessity, however, comes upkeep. Paving equipment will get your asphalt job done, but with so many asphalt paving machines available, selecting the proper equipment can be overwhelming.

That’s why our guide reviews the basic pieces of equipment for your asphalt pavement needs. Whether it’s repair work or brand new pavement, all of your asphalt pavement needs will be met with preparation.

Read on for our top five paving equipment needs for your next job.

1. Dump Trucks

First, you’re going to need a vehicle to transport hot asphalt to your job site. 

A dump truck will help with almost all of your paving equipment needs, and remains a crucial vehicle in nearly all construction jobs. It should be at the top of your list for paving equipment rental, if you don’t have one already.

There are a variety of different dump trucks available, depending on your needs.

2. Milling Machines

Milling machines are next on our list of essentials.

These machines simultaneously remove a layer of deteriorated asphalt and roughen up the surface of newly exposed asphalt. A milling machine creates a skid-resistant texture for traffic driving over the old asphalt, as well as creating a better bonding environment for the fresh asphalt.

3. Sweepers

Sweepers get to work after a milling machine has done its job.

Like the name suggests, sweepers get rid of excess dust and debris from the road after a milling machine has gone to work. This is beneficial in several ways.

First, a clean road surface makes for a better bonding environment. It’s especially important to have a nice, clean asphalt surface if you need to do some post-winter maintenance on roads or parking lots.

4. Asphalt Paving Equipment

Of course, asphalt paving machines will be a critical part of your asphalt paving project. 

These machines are put through a lot of wear and tear as they complete jobs. Hot asphalt is loaded in the front of the machine, and then compressed onto the road surface.

5. Rollers

Following after asphalt machines is the roller. These machines do just what is imagined; they roll the asphalt, smoothing and compressing the material into something that’s easily drivable and will last in the elements.

A roller takes time, as the compression factor depends on the size of the machine. The smaller the machine, the less it weighs, and thus the longer it will take to properly compress the asphalt.

Begin Your Paving Project with Us

These five machines are just the basics of paving equipment.

If you’re in need of expert pavers for your next job, or you need some experienced advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of specialists is available to take your call or answer your email promptly.

Starting in 2007, BuildPro Concrete has over ten years of experience, ready to be put to work for you.

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