You’ll find yourself in need of asphalt repairs sooner rather than later if you skipped sealing or bought a property that has been neglected. However, the good news is that a basic asphalt overlay process is often an option for minor to medium range cracks, fissures, and potholes in your asphalt driveway or asphalt parking lot. Essentially, if the subgrade is in good condition an asphalt overlay can be placed over existing surfaces post making any necessary repairs. Cracks, holes, and depressions are cleaned and filled, and then a fresh layer of asphalt is applied to give the entire area a refreshed look and a longer lifespan. As with any newly lain asphalt paving and repair, sealcoating within 12-24 months is a must.
Asphalt Paving Repair for Premature Wear and Severe Deterioration
Severe deterioration can be due to lack of proper installation, excessive wear and tear, and many other factors; however, water is one of the largest culprits in asphalt breakdown. Between expected ponding and subsurface water draining from other areas – even from underground – the asphalt base deteriorates to the point of no return. This is when a more intensive process beyond a mere patching and overlay is necessary to restore your asphalt driveway or asphalt parking lot. Depending on the severity of the deterioration, your professional asphalt repair contractor may recommend a complete excavation in some or all areas of your pavement prior to undergoing the pavement overlay and sealcoating processes.
As the weather warms and ice melts away, what asphalt repair needs have you noticed on driveways, parking lots and sidewalks at your home or place of business? The experts at R&D Paving can help provide solutions to help extend the life your asphalt and improve curb appeal.