The Benefits of Resurfacing With An Asphalt Overlay
Resurfacing | Asphalt Overlay
When pavement weakens or diminishes due to weather, age, or lack of maintenance, it may seem like it’s the end of its lifespan and time for a costly replacement of your parking lot or drive. However, depending on the extent of the damage, an asphalt overlay can tremendously expand the existing pavement's lifetime.
Before any asphalt overlay paving project begins, the experts at Superior Asphalt, Inc. will assess the damages to the existing surface to ensure an overlay is the best most cost-effective solution.
How to determine Asphalt Resurfacing Is An Option:
The foundation is still sound
The asphalt surface is less than 20 years old
Cracks in the asphalt pavement are smaller than a quarter-inch wide
Less than 30% of the asphalt surface needs repair
In preparation for an asphalt overlay, the first step usually involves milling the existing pavement. The top layer of the asphalt surface will be removed to enable the overlay to match the existing asphalt, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and drains. Any areas that require more attention will be accessed and base patched. The resurfaced area is thoroughly cleaned and a tack coat applied to improve the bond between pavement layers. A new asphalt layer is then applied over the restructured surface, compacted and smoothed for a beautiful, fresh finish.
Whether it’s a residential driveway, road, commercial parking lot, or any other new asphalt installation project, our experienced asphalt specialists will manage your project and provide you or your business with a surface you can be proud of. For more information regarding resurfacing with an asphalt overlay throughout West & Mid Michigan, contact us today or call us directly at 616.451.3200.