Even if you perform regular maintenance that is needed for your asphalt, eventually your parking lot may require a more aggressive measure – asphalt resurfacing.
Asphalt resurfacing is a method that involves removing the top layer of asphalt and replacing it with a fresh new layer. Here are five things to consider about asphalt resurfacing.
1. When it’s Time to Resurface
When asphalt starts showing signs of wear and tear that go beyond the minor issues that sealcoating and crack sealing can remedy, it’s time to consider asphalt resurfacing. Our team is experienced at determining the underlying issues causing your parking lot to fail and determine a strategy to resolve those issues. As long as your foundation is still intact, investing in asphalt resurfacing can extend the life of your driveway or parking lot.
2. Repair Cracks
Water is the number one enemy of asphalt which is why crack sealing is very important to
maintain pavement life. If cracks are left unattended on a parking lot, water can seep in the asphalt and compromise the sub-base causing extensive structural damage. If this is the case, the surface layer of asphalt can be removed and repaved with new asphalt. Any sub-base issues discovered upon removal can be stabilized with stone and/or asphalt and compacted prior to asphalt resurfacing.
3. Fix drainage issues
Standing water can also present issues for your asphalt in colder climates where it can freeze and thaw, leading to potholes that can threaten the integrity of your foundation. Asphalt resurfacing gives you a chance to fix any issues that inhibit proper water drainage and prevent premature wear of your asphalt.
4. Correct Grade
As asphalt ages, the surface may become uneven in areas due to heavy traffic wear or erosion of sub-base material. Not only does this detract from your curb appeal, but it can also be hard on vehicles or pose a potential liability to bikers and pedestrians. When you invest in resurfacing, you can correct the grade of your parking lot.
5. Enhance Your Curb Appeal
Many businesses invest in asphalt to enhance curb appeal. Whether residential or commercial, having a fresh coat of black asphalt boosts the professional look of a commercial business or aesthetics of a residential home. For expert advice for your residential or commercial pavement in Indianapolis, our team at HASCO is ready to help you with any asphalt maintenance needs you have, including asphalt resurfacing.