ASPHALT REPAIR & REPLACEMENT
WHAT IS ASPHALT?
Asphalt is an engineered mixture of aggregate (stones and sand) with liquid asphalt cement (a petroleum product). Various sizes of aggregates are heated and then mixed in exact proportionswith asphalt cement that has been liquefied at about 300°F.
HOW LONG DOES ASPHALT LAST?
If paved and maintained properly, it can last 20-25 years or more.
HOW EXTENSIVE DO MY REPAIRS NEED TO BE? WILL I NEED TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE DETERIORATED PAVEMENT?
Have a estimator determine if a topical fix can work for you. For example, a parking lot with longitudinal cracking and some areas of fatigue (alligator cracking) can be fixed topically. None of the repairs are full depth. But areas of upheaval, rutting, large ponding are usually indicative of problems involving the base, or sub-base.
One of our friendly estimators will investigate the situation and provide consultation.
WHAT IS AN “OVERLAY”?
Asphalt pavements can be prepared and overlaid with hot mix asphalt, resulting in a pristine product at a significant savings to a removal & replacement.
We can determine if a standard 1 1/2" (40mm) overlay is a suitable application.
CAN YOU PAVE IN THE RAIN?
New construction paving can often be completed in rain, but in some cases, rain will cause delays in scheduling. Asphalt overlays are not done in the rain because the new asphalt will not properly adhere to the old asphalt
WHAT CAUSES POTHOLES?
Potholes form by the intrusion of water below the asphalt, during freeze-thaw cycles, with vehicle traffic compromising the area.
WHAT CAUSES ASPHALT TO FAIL?
Given that your asphalt driveway was properly paved, water penetration into its base is the main reason why asphalt fails.
Other usual suspects are a poorly constructed sub-base, vegetative growth, or subpar materials.
The normal wear and tear resulting in the slow degradation of your product will be exacerbated by sunlight, weathering, chemicals, etc.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY ASPHALT?
Regular maintenance will definitely prolong the lifespan of your asphalt. Sealcoating, asphalt patching and crack filling are suggested ways to prevent costly repairs, or resurfacing.
WHAT CAUSES FATIGUE (ALLIGATOR) CRACKS IN THE PAVEMENT?
Fatigue cracking or “alligator” cracks are usually caused by water seeping through the cracks resulting in a weak base. Poor drainage will worsen this as erosion begins underneath.
WHEN SHOULD A PARKING LOT BE PATCHED?
Repairs should be carried out as soon as signs of damage become visible.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING AFTER THE PAVING IS DONE?
We recommend sealcoating your asphalt during its first year of life.
WHEN SHOULD I RESURFACE MY PARKING LOT?
Since the functionality, and appearance, of a parking lot is the first impression of your place of business we recommend resurfacing as soon as necessary. And before degradation becomes so advanced as it requires large scale excavation.
Beautification can be as simple as applying Sealcoat finish and fresh line painting of parking stalls, speed bumps, and wheelchair accessible locations.
ASPHALT REPAIR & REPLACEMENT