FAQs

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What is the process for concrete removal and replacement?

We will perform a full depth saw cut to separate the failed area from the surrounding pavement. Excavate the concrete and failed subgrade to proposed and required depths. Verify sub grade compaction then install expansion joints to match existing. Install rebar steel and area dowels to prevent separation and create added strength. Pour concrete mix to required depth then float to appropriate finish.

What is (FDR) Full-depth asphalt reclamation and pulverization?

Full-depth reclamation or pulverization with cement is a cost effective stabilizing pavement solution in which deteriorated asphalt pavement and the underlying base materials are pulverized in place then mixed with cement and water to form a cement-treated stabilized sub grade. A new asphalt surface layer is then installed.

When should pavement be reconstructed?

When there is extensive damage or “alligator” cracks, it is more effective and cost-efficient to completely reconstruct than to do an overlay.

How long should newly installed pavement last?

This is dependent on many factors including the quality of the existing and surrounding pavement and sub grade, weather patterns, vehicular traffic type and load, thickness of existing pavement, and condition of the existing pavement and subgrade.  With proper routine maintenance and repairs a parking lot or driveways lifespan could be increased by 15 – 25 years.

How long before traffic is permitted on newly repaired surface?

Proposed downtime will be determined during the consultation and proposal process. A plan will be developed prior to any construction minimizing the effects on traffic flow.  A well planned approach will minimize customer and tenant stress allowing for continued operations during the construction process.

What is (FDR) Full-depth asphalt reclamation and pulverization recycling with cement?

Full-depth reclamation or pulverization with cement is a cost effective stabilizing pavement solution in which deteriorated asphalt pavement and the underlying base materials are pulverized in place then mixed with cement and water to form a cement-treated stabilized subgrade. A new asphalt surface layer is then installed.

What are the advantages of (FDR) Full-depth reclamation & pulvermixing recycling with cement?

At least 25% – 50% less expensive versus traditional removal methods. FDR is twice as fast as traditional methods thus minimizing effects on tenants and traffic flow.  It is a more permanent repair extending the life of the existing pavement surface.

After a pavement has been recycled, what is the life expectancy of the recycled pavement and subgrade?

This is dependent on many factors including the quality of the existing and surrounding pavement and subgrade, weather patterns, vehicular traffic type and load, thickness of existing pavement, and condition of the existing and surrounding pavement and subgrade.  With proper routine maintenance and repairs a parking lot or driveways lifespan could be increased by 15 – 25 years.

Why should I choose an asphalt overlay for my paving needs?

The condition of your parking lot sends a message to your investors, customers and tenants.  A well paved, crack and pothole free driving surface says you are concerned about safety, appearance and your investment.

How is an asphalt overlay performed?

The process of overlaying asphalt commonly includes crack treatment and a leveling course in selected areas of the old surface ensuring a smooth and even surface when adding the new asphalt overlay.  Transitions or “tie-ins” are made at all applicable points to improve drainage and visual appearance.  An overlay is then introduced consisting of a 1 ½” – 2” compacted mat of asphalt with either 3/8” stone or 1/4” stone.

How long will a new asphalt overlay last?

Additional life expectancy for an overlay or resurfaced parking lot is 8-10 years with proper maintenance and seal coating application.

How long before traffic can be permitted on a newly resurfaced asphalt lot?

It is typically one day after the asphalt overlay installation. Proposed downtime will be determined during the consultation and proposal process. A plan will be developed prior to any construction minimizing the effects on traffic flow. A well planned approach will minimize customer and tenant stress allowing for continued operations during the construction process.

How to select a qualified civil engineer?

Giordano Construction Inc.® can provide you with references for some of the best civil engineers providing the best value and experience in your market. The use of a civil engineer provides for efficient plan and cost development as well as city and state approval.

What is seal coating?

Coal Tar and asphalt emulsion pavement sealers are designed to protect and beautify your asphalt parking lot and driveways. Seal coating prevents oxidation of the asphalt binder, prevents weather damage, reduces maintenance costs and adds years of life to your pavement.

How long should vehicles stay off the pavement surface after sealing?

The seal coat should be allowed to cure a minimum of 24 hours after the application of the final coat prior to opening the surface up for traffic flow.

Why should I use crack filler on my parking lot or driveway?

“Hot” crack filler is utilized on cracks that are more random and are less susceptible to movement. Crack filler is normally utilized on parking lots and driveways. Its purpose is to fill the existing cracks keeping out harmful moisture that can potentially create more extensive damages to the surface as water undermines the sub-grade.

How are parking lots painted or line striped?

Most business owners or property managers will hire an experienced contractor which uses a striping machine that is specifically designed to paint parking lots. The paint is formulated for the specific purpose of marking pavements and line striping. It is not the same as house or industrial paints.

Does the parking lot need to be closed?

Many projects are completed overnight in a few hours so not to affect traffic flow. Weather and temperature is a major factor with overnight paint application. Giordano Construction Inc.® will evaluate with management as to the best time and approach for a successful project completion.

How long does the paint last?

There are many variables that determine the life expectancy of a line striping and marking job. The type of surface, surface dirt and debris, and daily traffic use all affect the life of the paint job.

What is resurfacing and what is reconstruction?

Pavement resurfacing (also known as an overlay, asphalt overlay or pavement overlay) is the process of installing a new layer of asphalt over the existing pavement. This new layer is generally 1.5 – 2 inch in depth. Pavement reconstruction is the process of installing both the sub-grade asphalt layer as well as the top pavement overlay layer.

When should a parking lot or driveway be resurfaced?

When the surface has become heavily oxidized but the base (also known as sub-grade) remains in stable condition. The condition of the sub-grade can be tested through core-testing when there is any concern or question of what shape it is in.

Why Giordano Construction Inc.®?

With over 20 years of industry and application experience along with state of the art equipment and highly skilled staff Giordano Construction Inc.® will deliver a finished product with the utmost quality, minimal downtime and best value meeting your needs and budget.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® work with General Contractors?

Giordano Construction Inc.® works with many of the major builders and general contractors with operations in this market. Some include Balfour Beatty, Morganti, Perini Tudor and other reputable prime contractors.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® offer new construction services for parking lots and driveways?

Yes. Whether from provided civil plans and or a building owner needing to add parking or storage surface area Giordano Construction Inc.® can meet your needs.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® perform estimates for new construction?

With the newest takeoff software, experienced estimators and competitive market pricing through trusted suppliers, project estimates are developed with maximum economic value in mind.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® install structural building foundations?

We have extensive experience with the construction of structural building foundations for buildings, schools and custom residential homes along with other structural concrete work such as retaining walls, hardscapes, tank foundations and storage farms. Give us a call should you have a project in mind.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® offer sealcoating and crack filling services?

Yes. Giordano Construction Inc.® will evaluate the existing asphalt surface condition and develop a seal coating and crack filling proposal that is suitable for your project.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® offer line striping, marking and signage services?

Yes. Giordano Construction Inc.® will evaluate the existing striping conditions and develop proposal that is suitable for your project.

What other new construction services does Giordano Construction Inc.® offer?

We have extensive experience with the construction of structural foundations for buildings, schools and residential homes along with other structural concrete work such as retaining walls, tank foundations and storage farms. Give us a call should you have a project in mind.

Does Giordano Construction Inc.® remove and replace existing residential driveways?

Yes. Please contact our team today for a free onsite consultation.

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