The parking lot of your commercial business can say a lot about your company. If you’ve started to notice cracks or ruts in the asphalt of your property, it may be time to reach out to a paving specialist. In part one of this two-part series, we discussed some common types of asphalt damage to be aware of. In part two, we’ll take a closer look at when it’s time to repair your asphalt.
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When It’s Time To Repair Your Asphalt
If your commercial parking lot has become an eyesore, you should reach out to an asphalt paving company right away. The decision to repair or replace your asphalt will depend on the condition of your lot, and only a qualified paving contractor will be able to tell you what’s best for your property. When you reach out to a professional, they may recommend the following asphalt remedies:
Crack sealing, as its name implies, requires a professional to fill the small cracks in your pavement to prevent future damages. Cracks in your parking lot that are straight or less than a quarter-inch wide can easily be repaired with an asphalt liquid filler. Before you can sealcoat or resurface your asphalt, all of the cracks and existing damage must be repaired. Most experts recommend an annual schedule of crack sealing to ensure the ongoing maintenance of your parking lot.
Once your paving contractor has filled any noticable cracks in your parking lot, they may apply a layer of sealcoating. This unique sealant will keep your parking lot looking new while also working to prevent corrosion from a variety of elements including water, UV rays, oil and gas spills, and oxidation. The most ideal time to seal asphalt pavement is when any deterioration is first discovered.
Also known as overlaying, resurfacing is the process of adding a new layer of asphalt on top of an older layer. A new layer of asphalt will generally be one to two inches in depth, which can add a surprising 8 to 12 years to your current lot’s lifespan. All current cracks and damage must be repaired to the old layer before the new layer can be added. At the end of the day, resurfacing is a great option to improve the condition of your parking lot without spending a ton of money.
We hope that this article has been helpful as you examine the condition of your parking lot. If you live in Suffolk and need custom paving services, contact Custom Paved Driveways today. Our talented and experienced team is ready and able to help you with all of your paving needs!