Asphalt walking paths or golf cart paths are installed in essentially
the same manner as asphalt driveways. After the area has been excavated
to allow for the depth of the new material installation, 4 to 6 inches
of crushed limestone is installed and rolled. Two inches of hot asphalt
is then installed and rolled.
Backfilling with dirt and seeding is
often required. In addition, if the new path is cut into the side of
the hill, in a switchback manner, some retaining wall installation may
be required in order to keep the path level and yet not have a
precipitous drop in the hillside, which would result in erosion.
* Excavate vegetation and dirt to approximately a 6" - 8" depth. * Roll sub base with vibratory rollers. * Install 4" - 6" of crushed limestone. * Roll for compaction. * Pave with approximately 2" of hot asphalt. * Roll for compaction. * Backfill the edge of the path with dirt. * Install seed and straw.
* NOTE: Where paths are cut into the sides of the hills, install
retaining walls as needed prior to installing rock and asphalt.