What Size of Project Does JV Lucas Specialize In?
The JV Lucas team has nearly 70 years of experience working on asphalt paving projects, giving us the expertise necessary to manage even the largest projects.
Local and regional public agencies and municipal utility services turn to JV Lucas for projects of all sizes. This includes entities such as the Contra Costa Water District or the City of San Mateo.
What Type of Maintenance do Public Roads Require?
Regular pavement maintenance can help keep our public streets safer. It's crucial to have a reliable paving contractor for routine maintenance tasks such as:
- Fixing cracks, potholes, and other flaws
- Restriping fading lines
- Sealcoating to extend the life of the pavement
What Types of Road Surfaces are There?
What surface materials should public utilities or agencies turn to when investing in a paving project? Two of the most common options are asphalt and concrete. Which material is right for your project will depend on the use case. It's important to know your budget and how each material performs to choose the appropriate road surface material.
Concrete has associated pros and cons. For example, it holds up well under heavy loads and can last a long time. However, it's also more expensive and can often be noisier. Concrete can also be difficult to repair.
Asphalt, by contrast, is economical and long-lasting. Asphalt pavement has a long lifespan of 15 to 25 years, depending on traffic. It's less expensive to install, often simpler to repair, and can offer better traction to vehicles.
Should Asphalt Streets be Scraped Before Paving?
Asphalt roadways that collect standing water or show other signs of damage such as visual flaws like raveling or alligator cracks may need to be replaced. To do this, the asphalt will be removed by scraping or milling it.
How much asphalt will need to be removed will vary depending on the project. A partial removal will take off the top layer of pavement, whereas a full removal will strip the pavement down to the sub-base. An evaluation from the paving specialists at JV Lucas Paving can help inform whether or not a paving project would require removal.