Asphalt resurfacing is required to handle the most severe cases of failures in asphalt. It is a cost-effective, long-term solution to resurfacing your paved surfaces. If you have noticed grade depressions (like standing water) or there are large areas of alligator cracking, then it may be wise to have your asphalt resurfaced.
The process is fairly straightforward, though there are several steps. The area will be cleaned and prepared before work can begin, which includes leveling the area, grinding transitions, and making necessary adjustments to the drainage solutions. There are additional steps, but every step is unique to each site, as some steps may or may not be necessary for your project.
Options for Asphalt Resurfacing
Believe it or not, there are various options available to you when it comes to resurfacing your asphalt.
- Reinforced Resurfacing.
- This involves using a geotextile fabric that is petroleum based. This retards the reflecting cracking between new installations and existing pavement. The fabric serves as a membrane, which is waterproof, and will provide additionally structural strength and support.
- Butt Joint.
- When the area in need of resurfacing is tied to other surfaces, like concrete, the asphalt will be removed around the perimeter. This allows for proper depth of asphalt at edging.
- Leveling Binder.
- Hot asphalt will be installed at different depths in low areas, as this will adjust the pitch to the proper grade, while increasing the strength of the paved surface.
- Transitional Milling.
- When an area needs to be resurfaced and is already tied to other surfaces, such as concrete, the asphalt can be milled and then replaced to allow for proper transitions and depth. This process requires the use of an asphalt milling machine which will grind the asphalt to remove the correct depth of pavement. Any excess material will be removed and recycled.
We offer asphalt resurfacing for projects of any size, from residential driveways, to commercial parking lots, and major roadways. We can handle parking lots for retailers or school parking lots, as well as tackling the streets of areas with a homeowner’s association. We can handle any project.
A resurface job is exactly how it sounds, it’s simply laying the new surface directly over the existing one. However, before we install a new layer of asphalt, we’ll remove debris and apply a tack coat to ensure that the new layer has a strong bond to the existing surface. This is the cheapest option when it comes to a resurfacing, but it can only be done if your existing asphalt surface is completely free of failures. If there are any cracks, ruts, or potholes then these first must be repaired before any type of resurfacing can take place. If you resurface an area which has been damaged, you’re simply applying a band-aid to the problem, rather than solving the issue.
Don’t worry, we can handle both types of project. Whether your surface is failure free, or needs some serious repairs before being resurfaced, we can handle the task with ease. If you’re in need of asphalt resurfacing, give us a call to discuss your options and arrange for an estimate. We’re happy to offer advice on which option is the best solution for your surface area.