Asphalt Designed for You
As the area's top asphalt provider, we have our own state-of-the-art laboratory and state-certified technicians to create unique mix designs for each asphalt project. We have a wide array of resources available below to help you design your asphalt pavement and learn more about the construction process.
We recommend a perpetual asphalt pavement, an engineered pavement designed to last forever. It is durable and efficient to maintain throughout its lifetime. When you construct with perpetual asphalt today, you are making an environmentally conscious and financially responsible investment for the future.
Benefits of perpetual aspahlt pavements
They've proven to withstand traffic growth successfully
They have a small carbon footprint
They create less hassle for the driving public
They're easier on the environment than other pavements
They last a long time
Steps for Designing an Asphalt Pavement
Step 1: Determine the type of loads the finished system will be required to support
Step 2: Evaluate the load baring capacity of the subgrade
Step 3: Identify the soil type (sandy, clay, stone and silty clays) to predict subgrade performance
Step 4: (optional): For weak subgrades remove and replace with higher quality fill
Step 5: Consider surface and subsurface drainage (Where is water coming from and where do we need it to go?)
Step 6: Determine your reliability factor
Step 7: Plug in your data with an easy-to-use pavement design tool know as I-Pave™
Step 8: Review the Iowa Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for the class and mixture size required
For more in-depth instructions for designing an asphalt pavement, download this PDF.
- I-Pave Software
- PerRoad 4.4
- Asphalt Binder & Mix Spec Reference Guide
- Statewide Urban Design & Specifications
Real-World examples in iowa
Full-depth asphalt is part of Iowa’s foundation. Here are just a few local examples of its success.
- Williams Blvd roundabout in Cedar Rapids; built in 2020
- State Route 151 (northbound) milepost 30.12 to milepost 33.6 in Linn County built in 2011
- Interstate 80, mileposts 225.9 to 239.0 in Cedar County; built in 1962
- Interstate 80, mileposts 257.7 to 265.8 Iowa and Johnson Counties; built in 1964
- Highway 100 extension phase 1 from Edgewood Road to Covington Road; built in 2016
- Deerfield subdivision, North Liberty Iowa
- Racine Avenue, Solon Iowa
- East Green Street (N. 5th to N. 4th) West Branch, Iowa
- Highway 151 Northbound Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- 38th Street NE (C Avenue to 1st Avenue) Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Shad Tree Court Lisbon, Iowa
Lunch & Learn
Want to learn more about asphalt design? We would be happy to visit your organization to give a lunch presentation on asphalt design and construction. Fill out the form below to reserve a Lunch & Learn!