Re: Asphalt Paving Fabric
Unfortunately the fabric won't help the situation --- that's beyond the purpose of the material.
The issue is the weight of the vehicle and the sub-base of the asphalt.
You have to consider that asphalt in itself is a soft paving material ( softer as the temperature increases ) and it's intergrity is affected by the underlying base. It's more than likely the pavement is only 3-4 inch asphalt with a minimal sub-base that is probably adequate for regular car traffic and not heavy vehicle traffic.
There may also be an issue with poor drainage in that particular area saturating the sub-base , making it unstable. However , I would have to say it's more likely the pavement isn't substantial enough for heavy vehicles.
It's not uncommon to have areas like you describe for the garbage pickup for example -- to be either a concrete pad or to have a deeper sub-base and thicker asphalt to accomodate those heavy vehicles.
Last edited by canuk; 04-12-2010 at 03:31 PM.
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