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Welcome to the Phillips Paving Company Knowledge Center! Here, we aim to provide valuable resources and information to enhance your understanding of paving solutions and address common queries.

Glossary: Understanding Paving Terminology

Navigate through our comprehensive glossary designed to demystify industry-specific terms. From asphalt compositions to surface preparations, this glossary acts as your guide, providing clear definitions and explanations for essential terminology commonly used in the paving industry.

  • Asphalt Binder: A sticky substance in asphalt mixes that holds aggregates together.
  • Base Course: The underlying layer beneath pavement providing structural support.
  • Curing: The process of allowing pavement materials to harden and strengthen.
  • Pavement Markings: Lines or symbols on paved surfaces for traffic guidance and regulation.
  • Sub Base: The layer beneath the base course, crucial for supporting the pavement structure.
  • Chip Seal: A surfacing technique using asphalt and aggregate for pavement protection.
  • Compaction: The process of compressing pavement materials to increase density and durability.
  • Permeable Pavement: Allows water to pass through, reducing runoff and aiding groundwater recharge.
  • Seal Coating: Applying protective layers to pavement to enhance durability and prolong life.
  • Tack Coat: A bonding agent applied between layers of pavement to ensure adhesion.
  • Resurfacing: Applying a new layer of material to an existing pavement surface.
  • Aggregate: Crushed stone, gravel, sand, or other materials used in paving mixes.
  • Curb: The raised edge of pavement separating roadways from sidewalks or channels.
  • ADA Compliance: Meeting the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act for accessible pavement design.
  • Crack Sealing: Filling or sealing cracks in pavement to prevent water penetration and further damage.
  • HMA (Hot Mix Asphalt): Asphalt mixtures produced and applied at high temperatures.
  • WMA (Warm Mix Asphalt): An alternative to HMA produced and applied at lower temperatures.
  • Striping: The process of painting lines or symbols on paved surfaces for traffic guidance.
  • Rutting: Depressions or grooves formed in the pavement due to traffic.
  • Joint: The space or gap between adjacent sections of pavement.


FAQs: Answers to Common Queries

How do I decide between asphalt and concrete for my project?

The choice depends on factors like budget, expected traffic, aesthetics, and climate. Asphalt is flexible and cost-effective, while concrete is durable and visually appealing. We assess your needs to recommend the best-suited material for your project.

What factors affect the lifespan of paved surfaces?

Proper installation, quality materials, regular maintenance, climate, and traffic impact the longevity of paved surfaces. We focus on meticulous installation and provide maintenance guidance to maximize surface lifespan.

Are there eco-friendly options for paving materials?

Yes, options like recycled materials in asphalt mixes and permeable pavements are eco-friendly. We stay updated on sustainable practices and can discuss environmentally conscious options for your project.

How can I maintain my paved surfaces effectively?

Answer: Regular maintenance, including sealing, crack filling, debris removal, and drainage management, is essential. We offer tailored maintenance plans based on surface type and usage to ensure longevity.

What safety measures are implemented during paving projects?

Answer: We adhere to industry safety standards, implement traffic control measures, provide appropriate signage, and prioritize safety gear for our team. Safety is paramount in every project we undertake.


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