It’s quite obvious when your parking lot needs repair. What is not obvious even to the most discerning eyes is whether or not you need an asphalt overlay or complete replacement of the Winter Haven parking lot paving. Do you just need a small asphalt patch, an asphalt overlay, or do you need to have your whole parking lot replaced?
Of course, if you don’t have the time to understand what differs the two, you would have to contact your local parking lot paving company, so they can make the necessary suggestions to you.
The most effective solution to the deteriorating of your pavement surface is asphalt overlay. This is the choice when the pavement to be repaired has minor to medium cracks, fissures, and potholes. The company has to first check if the subgrade of the parking area is still in good condition. If it is, it means that the company has the option to just put an overlay on the existing surface.
Before putting an overlay, the cracks, holes, and depressions have to be cleaned and filled. After that, a fresh asphalt overlay is applied on the area. This will give the pavement a fresh look and maybe even a longer lifespan.
The thickness of an asphalt overlay would be between 1.5 inches and two inches. This would ensure that the overlay is thick enough that water and other debris would not get through the base layer.
Asphalt removal and replacement
The overlay will only work on minor to medium cracks and fissures. If the problem is too big, you may have to strip the asphalt off the surface layer and replace it with a new one. You may even have to remove the base layer and replace that, too. Water has always been one of the main culprits of asphalt degradation. If you want to make sure that your asphalt pavement will remain safe from these harming elements, you need to install a good drainage system.
Asphalt removal and replacement is required if the pavement has potholes, cracks, depressions, and standing water. If the parking lot need to be replaced and removed, the contractor would excavate and remove the asphalt—from the surface layer to the base layer—and correct any pre-existing conditions. Once the corrections are complete, the contractor can then apply a new layer of asphalt on your parking lot.
The final product of the Winter Haven parking lot paving should have a smooth and flat surface.