2023 is here and it’s brought with it a great time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and yes, new pavings! This time on the Sunrise Asphalt blog, we’re going to start off the year by talking about a recent job we completed here in Tucson!

Job Site: San Xavier Casitas

Work Type: New Pavement


The San Xavier Casitas, located at 2969 N Sparkman Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, are, as their website puts it, single-family residences nestled in the sandy Sonoran Desert landscape. This neighborhood needed a bit of TLC to deliver the kind of quality and care their residents deserve and expect. With that they knew they need new paving, their old asphalt had served its time, with cracks and crumbles, and it was time for something new. 


We had the pleasure of working with the San Xavier Casitas HOA to get their pavement in top condition to meet the expectations and needs of their residents.


Before we show off some pictures of the work, let’s talk a bit about the work that went into it. Interested in the finished product? Just skip down to the end, no harm, no foul!


Old Asphalt Demo and Removal 

The first step in any new paving process is prepping the job site. For the San Xavier Casitas that meant demoing and removing the existing asphalt. Using jackhammers, sledgehammers, and other tools, the existing asphalt was broken and pulled up, and hauled away. In some cases, the old asphalt can be hauled to a recycling facility where it can be broken down and reused for more asphalt, other times the asphalt has seen the end of its days, and it is best to just dump it.


Regrade the Site

After the existing pavement has been removed, it’s time to give the subsurface some TLC! This means regarding it, bringing in an aggregate base course (ABC), and backfilling what has degraded and been lost to weather. This all built up the surface the pavement would be laid on top to provide an even, strong foundation. 


What is ABC?

Aggregate Base Course is often referred to as just ABC. It is the base layer under the pavement, laid on top of the subsurface of the soil to provide a foundation to support the top layers of the pavement.


Paving Time

With the new aggregate base course filled in and the surface regraded, it’s time for paving! This means laying down the binding layer on top of the subsurface layer, which is made up of large aggregate rock mixed with oil. This layer is all about strength and durability. With this installed, the asphalt surface will have the strength it needs to perform in the future!


Using our pavers, we laid over 10,000 square feet of new asphalt pavement for the San Xavier Casitas.  Find out more about paving driveways here.


Repaint Lines and Symbols

After the asphalt has been paved and had time to harden, there’s one tiny last step that is critical – repainting all the lines, symbols, and other markings on the asphalt surface! Having a fresh driveway and parking lot is great, but you need to make sure people know how to use it so you get the most out of it! We went ahead and took care of that for San Xavier Casitas, so they had nothing to worry about.

Now onto some photos of the job!

new pavement at the san xavier casitas

new pavement at the san xavier casitas

Thanks for letting us give your parking lot the New Year, New Paving treatment San Xavier Casitas! We love building and being the sturdy foundation Tucson relies on and travels every day.

Do you need new pavement or a repair? Give us a call! Sunrise Asphalt is here to help!