Have you had your asphalt parking lot inspected by a paving contractor lately? If it’s been several years since you’ve had any maintenance or repairs, you may notice cracks and potholes. Is it time to replace the pavement, or can it be resurfaced? Understanding the distinctions between resurfacing and replacement services can help you save money and extend the life of your paved surface.
Asphalt Resurfacing VS Replacement
When considering asphalt maintenance, resurfacing can be a viable option if the foundation of your pavement is still intact. This process involves removing the top layer of pavement using a milling machine and replacing it with a fresh layer. Resurfacing can extend the life of your parking lot or driveway by another 8 to 15 years.
Before getting a parking lot or roadway resurfaced, it’s crucial to repair potholes, cracks, and divots. The new surface will only be as durable as the asphalt beneath it. If there’s damage to the layers underneath the surface, this damage will reach the surface again. Using high-quality materials and employing proper techniques is important to ensure long-lasting results.
Why should you call Bart’s Asphalt, Michigan’s pavement resurfacing experts?
Hiring a reputable contractor to perform the job is essential. Shoddy workmanship can mean the new pavement fails again quickly. Michigan property owners know that our contractors are highly skilled in milling and paving, so they can improve your parking lot or roadway so it lasts for years.
So, do you resurface or replace your parking lot?
Professional resurfacing services are also a great way to correct minor surface damage like small potholes and age-related wear and tear, including fading, cracking, or loss of texture. Resurfacing a parking lot is also cost-effective and suitable when budget constraints prevent a complete replacement. If the parking lot needs to be repaired quickly, resurfacing can be faster than a total replacement.
It’s important to note that not all parking lots are suitable for these kinds of repairs. A complete replacement may be necessary if the pavement’s foundation is severely damaged or the parking lot has extensive cracking, potholes, or other significant issues.
Of course, a qualified paving contractor like Bart’s Asphalt can assess the condition of your commercial pavement and recommend the best repair solution. With our experience in asphalt paving, repairs, and maintenance, we have the expertise to improve your commercial pavement. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation!