Terms To Know

Removal and Replacement

The process of removing failed asphalt and installing new hot mix asphalt in its place. Typically, failure that is seen on the surface is actually being cause by an underlining issue with the subgrade of the failing surface. By fully removing and replacing the failed asphalt, we are able to correct subgrade issues and stop the surface from ultimately failing prematurely in the future. We offer multiple services depending on the particular situation at hand. From patchwork to prevent damage from spreading to full removal and replacement of a wearing surface, we will have a solution best fit for your particular situation.


One or more lifts (layers) of new hot mix asphalt placed over existing pavement without removing the old asphalt surface. The process of overlaying existing asphalt includes thoroughly cleaning the surface and applying a layer of tac coat to bond the new asphalt to the old asphalt. Once the surface has been prepped, a new layer of hot mix asphalt is installed and compacted. Depth of overlays will vary depending on the particular situation.

Petro mat Overlay

Petro mat is a non-woven, polypropylene fabric applied to an existing asphalt surface used with the intention to create a watertight barrier between an existing surface and the new hot mix asphalt surface that is applied on top of the Petro mat. First, the surface of existing asphalt is thoroughly cleaned and then prepped with a layer of tack coat. Next, the petro mat is installed on top of the tac coat and rolled to eliminate any air pockets. Finally, a new lift of hot mix asphalt is applied, rolled and compacted. The petro mat acts as a buffer between the failed asphalt and the new asphalt, eliminating most chance for existing failures underneath the new petro mat from reflecting on the new asphalt surface.

Crack fill

The process of cleaning out dirt, weeds and any other course materials imbedded in liner cracks, ¼” wide or larger and infilling these cracks with a hot latex crack fill agent. By infilling these cracks with the crack fill agent you are preventing water from seeping down into your subgrade, ultimately what will cause minor failures to turn into much larger failures. We suggest crack fill at the time of a sealcoat if applicable cracks are detected.


Sealcoat is a liquid emulsion that is applied to asphalt to protect it from oxidation and the damage caused by cold weather cracking, as well as UV rays and traffic. Since asphalt is a petroleum product, other petroleum products will react with the surface. This includes vehicle oil and gasoline. The sealcoat will act as a barrier against those materials. Properly applied, sealcoat can save an owner huge costs over the life of a hot mix asphalt pavement. Periodic asphalt maintenance such as sealcoating will extend the life of the asphalt up to 30 years. New asphalt surfaces that are seal coated within their first year will experience less degradation from UV damage, water and traffic. By sealcoating annually, asphalt can be preserved for an extended period of time. Sealcoating also saves property owners and local government from spending money on costly asphalt repairs in the future.

Caltrans Type 2

Slurry seals are a mixture of asphalt emulsion, graded aggregates particles, mineral filler, water and other additives. The mixture is applied using a travel paver (Slurry Surfacing Machine). A slurry seal is used to seal and oxidize pavements, restore surface texture by providing a skid-resistant wearing surface and correct existing raveling on a wearing surface.

ADA Compliance

As building codes continue to evolve, ADA compliance issues are a common antagonist for many of our clients. Based on the particular situation, our team of estimators can best accommodate your need for ADA corrections. We are proficient in correcting many ADA compliance issues such as handicap parking, pedestrian path of travel complication corrections, handicap access ramps and much more.

Game Courts and Playgrounds

Here at Bay Area Asphalt and Cement Works INC we exist to work hard so you can play hard. We offer installations of various game courts and playgrounds. From basketball, tennis and playground foundations, we will turn your envisioned recreation into a reality.


Sidewalk repair and replacement.

Curb and Gutter

Curb and gutter repair and replacement.

Color Concrete

Concrete mixed with colored cement or to which pigment has been added during mixing.

Decorative Concrete

It is the use of concrete to add aesthetic enhancement to a structure, while still serving its function as an integral part of the building itself such as floors, walls, driveways and patios.

Interlocking Pavers

A paver is a paving-stone, -tile, -brick or brick-like piece of concrete commonly used as exterior flooring.

Exposed Aggregate

A concrete surface with the aggregate exposed, formed by applying a retarder to the surface before the concrete has set, and subsequently removing the cement paste to the desired depth.


A sloping floor or path that joins two surfaces at different levels


A series of concrete steps, joining in formation to ultimately to provide access to a building or structure.

Loading Docks

Designated inlet designed for large trucks to load and unload product.

Structural concrete

A special type of concrete that is capable of carrying a structural load or forming an integral part of a structure.


A foundation is used to support a building or structure and transmits loads directly to the underlying soil or rock.


A concrete support under a foundation that rests in solid ground and is wider than the structure supported. Footings distribute the weight of the structure over the ground.


Concrete designed to support large weighted machines such as HVAC units, chemical storage units, tanks, exc.

Trash Enclosures

Designated concrete area, structurally reinforced to support continuous load bearing traffic, such as trash collector trucks.

CMU Block Wall

It is a type of wall built from concrete masonry blocks and mortar.

Trench Drain

A specific type of floor drain containing a dominant through- or channel-shaped body. It is used for the rapid evacuation of surface water or for the containment of utility lines or chemical spills.

Poured Concrete Wall

A poured concrete wall is a type of wall that is built by pouring concrete in a formed and reinforced volume.


Hand rails and ADA compliance railing structures.