Pavement Preservation

Tibbs Paving implements ‘PAVEMENT PRESERVATION’ for private industry.

The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has defined ‘Pavement Preservation’ as a proactive approach to maintaining the country’s existing highways. Through timely preservation and maintenance the real estate owner can maintain longer lasting pavements. This is the goal of pavement preservation, a goal in which the FHWA, through its partnership with States, local agencies, industry organizations, and other interested stakeholders, is committed to achievei.

A ‘Pavement Preservation’ program consists primarily of three components:

Pavement Preservation has been primarily focused on public highways the concept can be applied to private businesses. Applying the concept of Pavement Preservation to the commercial sector, Tibbs Paving believes that an effective pavement preservation program can benefit real estate owners, homeowner associations and those responsible for maintaining asphalt and paved assets.

  • Preventive maintenance - is typically applied to pavements in good condition having significant remaining service life. As a major component of pavement preservation, preventive maintenance is a strategy of extending the service life by applying cost-effective treatments to the surface or near-surface of structurally sound pavements. Examples of preventive treatments include partial and/or full depth asphalt and concrete repairs to restore functionality of the areas; e.g., low areas, failing pavement, edge spalls, or corner breaksii
  • Minor Rehabilitation (non – structural) - refers to routine maintenance issues including re-working of damaged and deteriorating isolated areas, damaged pavement, larger pot holes repairs.
  • Routine maintenance consists of day-to-day activities that are scheduled by maintenance personnel to maintain and preserve the condition of the pavement system at a satisfactory level of service. Examples of pavement-related routine maintenance activities include cleaning of storm water facilities and structures, maintenance of pavement markings and crack filling, pothole patching and isolated overlays. iii

In these challenging economic times with focus on maximizing transportation dollars municipal governments and owners, property and facility managers are looking for more efficient and effective ways to maintain their roadways, streets and parking areas.

Through the performance of effective preventive maintenance and routine maintenance programs the real estate owner and property managers can extend the life of asphalt assets and reduce premature major costly capital repairs.

Tibbs Paving, Inc.’s Pavement Preservation Program features a number of services designed to properly maintain and enhance the life of your asphalt pavement surfaces. Programs can be custom made to suit each individual property requirements.

Pavement Inspection programs are focused on visual inspections of the paved asset. Inspections of storm water facilities and curb & gutter areas are not blocked with trash and debris and identification of low areas that can accelerate deterioration of pavement surfaces and potential weak areas. New projects can benefit from coordinated Bond release work to ensure bond requirements impacting paved areas is completed properly and economically.

Patching, isolated overlays and curb & gutter work is performed to address deteriorated or damaged areas such as broken curbs, pot holes and alligatoring pavement

PDC/Rejuvenator is applied to paved areas to restore viscosity and ductility of the asphalt binders extending the life of asphalt surfaces.

Annual crack sealing programs designed to monitor and minimize water migration into the pavement and limit top down deterioration.

Annual painting and re-striping to keep traffic control lines, parking spaces and handicap spaces clearly marked and aesthetically acceptable.


iUnited States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
iiUnited States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
iiiUnited States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration