F.A.Q

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you work outside of Atlanta?

Yes, we service Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, Cherokee, Dekalb, Douglas, Clayton, Rockdale, Fayette, Rockdale and Bartow Counties.

The Parking lot of our development is showing age, How do we determine when it's ready for repair?

You will see cracks and areas alligatoring. If neglected these areas will usually become pot holes.

Why should I sealcoat my asphalt pavement?

Asphalt is a porous material, susceptible to oxidation from the sun and damage from chemicals such as gasoline, diesel fuel, oil and antifreeze. Asphalt pavement will also ravel away over time. Sealcoating not only makes your pavement look new, it protects it from oxidation and petroleum spills. Sealcoating should be done every 3 - 5 years depending on use. Sealcoating your pavement allows it to be cleaned easier because it is not pourse.

How thick is asphalt?

Asphalt is generally 2" thick, however it can be as thick as 4" depending on the weight of vehicles and truck traffic.

Can you pave in the winter?

Yes, however the outside temperature should be at least 50 degrees and rising. 1" overlays are not recommended because the material cools too quick before compaction.

What are the advantages of asphalt over concrete?

Asphalt is more cost effective, it is also less expensive to repair and it does not need to be removed it can easily be resurfaced.

If I give you my project to be paved, How do I know you will show up when scheduled?

There are a lot of variables in the paving business that can change our schedule such as equipment and plant breakdowns, heavy traffic, weather conditions and cars being moved. Scheduling is very important to Athens-Atlanta Asphalt Co., Inc., we will show up when scheduled. Should problems arise in the field that may delay our schedule you will be notified in advance.

We have awarded Athens-Atlanta Asphalt Co., Inc. our paving project and our grading contractor has not put our lot on grade yet, Do you have the resources to put our lot on grade?

Yes, This is usually done on a change order and by the hour for each piece of grading equipment.

5 Must Ask Questions: Paving Contractors

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