Tomorrow, the side streets will be the first to be reclaimed (torn out) and that Country Hill Rd. is expected to be done Friday. Hudson Paving says people can park on driveways and that Country Hill Rd. will be passable at least on one side throughout the the project.Phase I Residents may or may not be accessible for trash pick up on Friday and should be prepared to dispose of trash in the receptacle located at the garage. Thank you for your patience & cooperation,
Surface deteriorationAs pavement systems primarily fail due to fatigue (in a manner similar to metals), the damage done to pavement increases with the fourth power of the axle load of the vehicles traveling on it. Passenger cars are considered to have no practical effect on a pavement's service life, from a fatigue perspective. Other failure modes include aging and surface abrasion.As years go by, the binder in a bituminous wearing course gets stiffer and less flexible. When it gets "old" enough, the surface will start losing aggregates, and macro-texture depth increases dramatically. If no maintenance action is done quickly on the wearing course potholing will take place.AsphaltAsphalt (specifically, asphalt concrete) has been widely used since the 1920s. The viscous nature of the bitumen binder allows asphalt concrete to sustain significant plastic deformation, although fatigue from repeated loading over time is the most common failure mechanism. Most asphalt surfaces are laid on a gravel base, which is generally at least as thick as the asphalt layer, although some 'full depth' asphalt surfaces are laid directly on the native sub-grade.RecyclingDistressed road materials can be reused when rehabilitating a roadway. The existing pavement is ground or broken up into small pieces. It can then be transported to an asphalt or concrete plant and incorporated into new pavement, or recycled in place to form the base or sub-base for new pavement.
Paving MaintenanceIt is important that we get as much longevity as we can out of our new paving. As we all know, paving is very expensive and we want it to last, so we will start sealcoating our driveways in the same sequence as we did the paving. We will continue the sealcoating as necessary to prevent deterioration as necessary.