When pavement weakens or diminishes due to weather, age, or lack of routine maintenance, it may seem like it’s the end of its lifespan and time for a costly full replacement of your parking lot or drive. However, depending on the extent of the damage, an asphalt overlay can tremendously expand the existing pavement’s lifetime.
Before any asphalt overlay paving project begins, the experts at Superior Asphalt, Inc. will assess the damages to the existing surface to ensure an overlay is the best most cost-effective solution.
How to Determine if Asphalt Resurfacing is an Option:
- The foundation is still sound
- The asphalt surface is less than 20 years oldCracks in the asphalt pavement are smaller than a quarter-inch wide
- Less than 30% of the asphalt surface needs repair
In preparation for an asphalt overlay, the first step usually involves milling the existing pavement.
The top layer of the asphalt surface will be removed to enable the overlay to match the existing asphalt, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and drains.
Any areas that require more attention will be accessed and base patched. The resurfaced area is thoroughly cleaned and a tack coat applied to improve the bond between pavement layers. A new asphalt layer is then applied over the restructured surface, compacted, and smoothed for a beautiful, fresh finish.
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