Asphalt Removal 101

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Asphalt removal methods


Sawcutting


What is Good


-Better than a jackhammer as it does not fracture the under edge.


-Creates a uniform edge.



What is Bad


-Bad for the environment High risk of contaminating the drain system and washing toxic slurry into our streams.


-Edge Sealer fails to adhere This is because of the slurry residue.


-Patches tend to sink around the edge This is a result of water from the slurry disrupting the stone layer beneath.


-Overcuts on edges

Overcuts on edges create fail points on asphalt patches.




Grinding



What is Good


-Extremely fast removal = low impact on tenants.


-Controlled Cut. With depth control capabilities, there is zero chance of a depth change order. Plus, grinding creates the superior uniform edge.


-100% environmentally sound. 100% of the grindings are recycled. Grinding also does not require water, therefore, no water = no toxic slurry!


-100% Integrity of the repair. Dry, clean, and scarified edge for a perfect asphalt to asphalt bond. Edge sealer will bond perfectly to maintain watertight seal.



What is Bad


-Absolutely Nothing!