Asphalt Overlay or Complete Asphalt Replacement?
Your driveway or parking lot is one of the parts of your home that requires regular maintenance and care. However, after using the driveway or parking lot for some years, they can begin to wear out extensively.
By: H&H Paving
When this occurs, you have to decide whether an asphalt overlay or a complete asphalt replacement is the best option. This could simply mean applying an overlay of asphalt to damage to your asphalt pavement or complete removal and replacement of the asphalt.
However, the type of asphalt repair depends largely on the degree of damage on the asphalt pavement. This depth of the damage could be due to the chemical spills, weather, water damage and regular weight of heavy vehicles exerted on the asphalt pavement.
Asphalt overlay is a pavement treatment a new layer of asphalt is applied over a deteriorating surface. Instead of tearing up the existing asphalt surface, they are used as a base to install the new layers. The thickness of the overlay is typically around 1.5" to 2". A driveway pavement can be in a deteriorating condition but has its structures intact. It used on a pavement that shows signs of potholing or cracking and has not gotten to the point of being replaced entirely. This is when the asphalt overlay is applied.
Unlike asphalt overlay, it is the complete removal of the existing deteriorated asphalt and the application of new asphalt. This type of asphalt repair is necessary when the structure of the asphalt base has deteriorated beyond using asphalt overlay.
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