At Whitaker Contracting, with over 50 years experience as both general contractor and sub contractor, we provide a wide range of services to private, commercial and government agencies. Whitaker has vast experience in all types of paving work; we are a licensed, bonded and insured company. We have highly trained professional crews and maintain a fleet of modern heavy duty equipment to include trucks, pavers, milling machines, rollers, graders, trailers and other state of the art equipment to meet our customer’s needs. Our project managers oversee all aspects of the project from start to finish. Our management team works together as liaisons between Whitaker and our customers to insure that the project is completed efficiently, effectively and professionally. Whether your paving needs are for Commercial Developments, Highways or Private, Whitaker Contracting has the experience and resources necessary to complete your project. Quality and Services are our top priorities, we are known for specializing in:
- Asphalt Paving – All Types
- Industrial and Commercial Paving
- Municipal Roads and Highways
- County Roads and Private Paving
- Asphalt Repair – Large or Small
- Seal Coating
- Government and Commercial Developments
- Dirt and Rock Projects
- Dirt Work
- Fine Grading
- Asphalt Paving
- Mix Design
- Base Work
- Grinding and Milling
- Asphalt Dumpsites
- Site General Contractor
- Paving Project Management
Standard Asphalt Paving:
SUB-BASE: This is achieved by clearing, cutting, and compacting the soil to a specified grade. This process gives shape, definition, and drainage.
BASE: The base is achieved by putting down material called DENSE GRADE. Dense grade is limestone that is crushed to a specific design. It is then moistened, laid down, graded and rolled to meet specific compaction requirements. The work done on the sub-base and base gives initial strength to the project.
BASE ASPHALT: Some projects call for an extremely strong surface. This is the job of base asphalt.Base asphalt is a gradated material combined with a.c. to a specific mix design. The material used is 1 to 1.5 inches.
BINDER: This is the next layer to go down. Binder gives strength to the project. Just like base asphalt it’s gradated and combined with a.c. to a specific mix design. The material used for binder is 1 to .75 inches.
WEARING LAYER: This is where the final layer of asphalt to be put down. Wearing layer, which is also called seal, seals off the binder protecting it from the elements. It is also the layer in which a smooth ride can be established. And like all the other layers it’s gradated and combined with a.c. to a specific mix design.
MILLING: This is the process in which the old or damaged road is removed. This is done with a machine that grinds or cuts the road away layer by layer. This process is also called cold planning.
CHIP SEALING: Chip seal, also known as tar and gravel, is made from a single size stone and a binding liquid that is much like asphalt cement. Chip seal is a economical substitute for asphalt that seal’s the sub grade. But with the demands of traffic it cannot be used by itself for high volume traffic roads and highways. This is due to its ability to withstand the stress placed on it.
WIDENING: Widening is a binder like material used to widen narrow roads and improve the pavements width of the shoulder’s.
PATCHING: This is a binder like materials used to repair sections that are cracked, rutted, or have sub base failure. Patching is placed 4 inches at a time up to 12 inches depending on the type of problem that has arisen.
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