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What is Asphalt Paving resurfacing?

Jun 2

What is Asphalt Paving resurfacing?

If you're thinking of replacing or repairing your Asphalt Pavement, then you have probably heard the terms overlay or resurfacing. How do you determine if this is a viable alternative to complete replacement (also known as reconstruction)?

Below are some bullet points to help you make an informed choice.

  • Asphalt overlay can be used in place of pavement resurfacing.
  • A process that involves laying a new asphalt layer on top of the existing pavement.
  • The overlay or new layer is usually 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches thick.
  • Reconstruction of total replace refers to both the top asphalt overlay layer and the subgrade asphalt layer.
  • It is important to keep the asphalt base in good condition before resurfacing.
  • Resurfacing can be performed if the surface has become severely oxidized as long the subgrade is in good shape.
  • To assess the subgrade condition, contractors for paving will perform core testing.
  • Pavement overlays can't be used in cases of excessive damage to pavements or alligator cracks.
  • It's more cost-efficient and efficient to replace asphalt pavement with severe damage than to add an overlay.
  • Pavement should last for eight to fifteen years depending on several factors: weather patterns, freeze-thaw cycles; how heavy the pavement is subjected to, the thickness of asphalt, and the condition the subgrade was at its installation.

When you have decided whether to repair or replace asphalt pavement, it is time to meet with your paving contractor to discuss implementing a pavement maintenance strategy. The longer your asphalt pavement lasts, the better it will look. Attention to details like potholes repairs, sealcoating crack filling, crack filling, and even parking lot sweep can make a huge difference in asphalt pavement parking lots' lifespan.

You might be wondering, "How can parking lot sweepers make a significant difference in the lifespan of my lot?" Well, that's simple. The asphalt's surface is protected by cleaning off any manmade materials and other natural materials, such as soil and leaves. Bottle caps, dirt, and any water left behind on asphalt will cause vehicles to pass them and grind them into your asphalt. Each dent or chip and crack accelerates the erosion process. This is accelerated by the sun's ultraviolet rays, which oxidize the surface. Rainwater sits on the surface and eventually seeps into subgrade, causing it to degrade. By paying more attention to the little details, such as parking lot sweeps or sealcoating, you can avoid major problems, such as the total reconstruction of your asphalt pavement.

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