Grading · Paving · Maintenance
Serving the Phoenix area
“Our reputation is built on solid ground”
Oscar Estrada Jr., Owner of Primavera
“Estrada, meaning “road.” Derived from Latin, denoting a “road or paved way,” which in turn derives from sternere, “to strew or cover.”
We often have 3 generations of family together on various sites as a family-owned business that understands the importance of building strong & long-lasting relationships.
Between our office and field staff, your project is backed by decades of experience which helps you avoid wasted time & cost.
Awarded “2023 Minority Construction Firm Of The Year” by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
“In the category of “Minority Construction Firm of the Year,” we applaud the outstanding success and contributions of Primavera Grading & Paving LLC, and the owner, Oscar Estrada Jr. Primavera has over thirty years of experience in paving, grading; crack-sealing; sealcoating; slurry-seal; striping; site concrete work; curbing; and maintenance. With experienced personnel, and their commitment to excellence in private and public construction projects, coupled with their remarkable revenue and job growth, this SBE, DBE and ACDBE certified company is the leading choice for grading and asphalt paving needs in the Phoenix, Arizona area.”
“Having partnered with Primavera Paving and Grading on numerous projects over the years, I am impressed by the experienced personnel and the professional quality of their work. The jobs are bid fairly and completed efficiently. They have earned my trust.”
“A process of ensuring a level base or one with a specified slope, which is a crucial step before paving asphalt.”
Drainage: The most important reason to have proper grading is to facilitate drainage. Water should not pool on a paved surface; it should run off to the sides into appropriate drainage systems. If water stands on the asphalt, it can infiltrate the layers over time and lead to degradation of the asphalt and the underlying base, causing potholes, cracks, and other forms of distress.
Structural Integrity: Proper grading provides a firm, even base for the asphalt paving. This helps ensure that the weight of vehicles or other loads is evenly distributed across the surface, which can reduce the risk of damage or wear over time. An uneven base can lead to weak spots in the asphalt that may fail prematurely.
Safety: Uneven surfaces can be a safety hazard. For vehicles, uneven surfaces can lead to loss of control. For pedestrians, uneven surfaces can increase the risk of trips and falls.
Longevity: If grading is done correctly, it can significantly extend the lifespan of an asphalt pavement. Proper slopes will ensure effective water run-off, minimizing water-related damages and reducing maintenance costs in the long term.
Aesthetics: Lastly, a well-graded asphalt pavement simply looks better. It provides a smooth, even surface that improves the appearance of a road, driveway, or parking lot.
Without proper compaction and drainage, you are speeding towards an eventual financial disaster which is why Primavera Grading & Paving plans ahead to do our very best to help you reduce long term costs.
Contact us with any questions you can come up with regarding your unique grading needs, or even anything else you think we may be able to help with & we will use all the knowledge & resources at our disposal to help you make informed and understandable decisions.
The art in which asphalt pavement is created & applied so it provides ongoing strength & flexability
Several elements play critical roles in ensuring longevity in asphalt paving. If any of these steps are performed incorrectly or skipped entirely, the pavement’s lifespan can be drastically reduced. Here are some important components to keep in mind:
Subgrade Preparation: The subgrade is the native soil upon which the pavement is built. It needs to be well compacted and free of organic matter or other debris. Any soft or unstable areas need to be corrected before moving forward.
Proper Drainage: As mentioned before, water is one of the biggest enemies of asphalt pavement. The site must be graded to promote water runoff and prevent pooling. Drainage systems should be designed and installed as necessary to handle the expected volume of water.
Quality of Materials: The asphalt mix should be appropriate for the expected traffic and weather conditions. It should have the correct blend of aggregates and asphalt binder to ensure durability and resistance to rutting or cracking.
Pavement Thickness: The pavement and base layers should be thick enough to handle the expected load. Heavier traffic requires thicker pavement. If the pavement is too thin, it can fail prematurely.
Quality of Construction: The asphalt should be laid down in layers with each layer being properly compacted before the next one is added. The temperature of the asphalt is important; if it’s too cool, it won’t compact properly.
Primavera has been been offering effective maintenance solutions for commercial asphalt projects throughout the Phoenix area for many years and our professionals can help you make the right decisions from here forward.
Asphalt that is well maintained and cared for tends to live longer and require fewer large repairs throughout time so reach out to us for long-lasting repairs and preventative maintenance.
We have the team, equipment & experience needed to ensure your commercial asphalt is in the best hands. Contact us today.
Regular Inspection: Frequent examinations of the asphalt surface can help identify potential problems early on, before they become more serious and costly. Look for signs of cracking, potholes, or other forms of distress.
Sealcoating: As mentioned earlier, sealcoating provides a protective layer on the asphalt surface, safeguarding it against damages from the elements (UV rays, water, chemical spills), enhancing its appearance, and improving resilience. It’s generally recommended to apply sealcoat every 2-3 years, depending on the usage and environmental conditions.
Crack Sealing: Cracks can form due to various reasons, including thermal fluctuations, traffic loads, or aging of the asphalt. Water can seep into these cracks, causing further damage. Therefore, it’s important to seal these cracks promptly using appropriate materials.
Pothole Repair: Potholes pose a safety risk and can further damage the asphalt if left unrepaired. They form due to the expansion and contraction of water that has entered the ground under the pavement. Timely repair of potholes helps maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.
Sweeping and Cleaning: Regular cleaning helps keep the surface clear of debris that can potentially damage the asphalt and ensures the surface is safe for pedestrians and vehicles.
Line Striping: Over time, the lines and markings on asphalt surfaces can fade due to weather and wear. Regular repainting of markings ensures the lot or road remains safe and organized.
Drainage Maintenance: It’s essential to ensure the drainage systems are functioning correctly to prevent water accumulation, which can lead to pavement damage.
Regular maintenance can dramatically increase the lifespan of asphalt pavement, delaying costly replacement.
Maintained pavement reduces risks of accidents caused by potholes, cracks, or other surface irregularities.
A well-maintained asphalt surface creates a positive impression and enhances curb appeal.
Regular preventive maintenance can help identify and fix minor issues before they become major, expensive repairs.
Well-maintained pavement can increase the value of a property.