A Lakeland parking lot paving requires thorough maintenance and routine inspection every three to five years. Sometimes, there are pavements that require attention after two years.
Generally, a pavement made of asphalt material lasts for 20 years and sometimes even more. The lifespan of a parking lot or a driveway is not actually known but these pavements, when made with high-quality materials and when the process is done right, are known to last for decades.
With proper care and maintenance, a parking lot pavement should not give you any issues or problems for years. You should be assured of its quality since you paid a huge sum of money for its installation.
Whether you own a business parking lot or a home driveway, you need to consider what kind of maintenance your pavement will require. This means inspecting the pavement every so often and making the decision whether to replace the pavement or simply resurface it.
If we talk about the cost of either replacing or resurfacing the pavement, things would then change. With money involved, there are more considerations to make and bigger decisions that can impact the future of your driveway or parking lot.
Of course, simply resurfacing the pavement is the cheaper option but that won’t work if your pavement requires a thorough reconstruction or removal of the existing surface layer.
The total cost to resurface an asphalt driveway or Lakeland parking lot paving is somewhere from $2,000 to $3,800, depending on the size of the property. The average cost per square foot is $2.24.
While the average cost to remove and replace a driveway is $2,300 to $10,300. The average cost per square foot is $1.17, though there are more fees involved when removing the old pavement, leading to a higher total average cost.
The only way to know what kind of maintenance your pavement needs, whether it’s replacement or resurfacing, is to check the pavement’s surface and base layer.
When the deterioration is on the surface level, then you might only need resurfacing. But if your pavement shows sign of deterioration down to the base layer, then you may need to rip off the whole pavement and re-install the whole thing.
The only way to prevent a total replacement from happening is to properly maintain and routinely inspect your pavement. A simple maintenance tip is to apply seal coating on the surface layer every two years.
This will protect the Lakeland parking lot paving from being affected by the weather conditions and by chemical and water that can seep into the cracks.