Pavement Lifecycle

Your Pavements Future

Let’s talk pavement life-cycle and factors in pavement lifespan and deterioration. There is no concrete formula in how long pavement is going to stay in excellent condition. It comes down to many factors including the freeze-thaw cycles each year (aka, how gruesome was the winter season), weather patterns (was there need for lots of pavement salt, or perhaps excess sunlight and heat), adequate drainage solutions (catch basins, retention basins or other adequate drainage solutions) and also the soil condition underneath your asphalt.

If the soil underneath your pavement has a lot of clay, drainage will be more difficult leading to quicker pavement deterioration. To determine what type of soil you have, we can core test to build an accurate assessment and pavement management plan for your project.

The graph below shows an example by Neyra Industries on the cost-saving benefits of pavement maintenance. An average pavement project nationwide will be extended by around 8 years, but could also extend further with customized solutions for your individual project. Prices will vary: this graph is merely an example to help you gauge the cost differences between pavement maintenance and no maintenance at all. Eosso Brothers Paving uses a more rigorous pavement management plan than depicted in this graph, enabling our customers to have custom-tailored solutions, a potentially longer pavement lifespan and greater cost savings when compared to complete reconstruction.