Maintaining your pavement is a worthwhile activity that prolongs its longevity. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, the pavement might still need repairs. There are various factors that may cause the need for asphalt repair, and knowing what to look out for may help you prepare well in advance.
In the day-to-day hustle of running your business, the state of your parking lot might be something you rarely consider. If left neglected, a parking lot can become an unsightly mess that leaves a bad impression on visitors.
Asphalt overlay is a paving method of applying a new layer of asphalt to a deteriorating surface. Rather than tearing up an old asphalt surface entirely, an asphalt overlay project will use the existing layers as a base for the new asphalt pavement. Some asphalt surfaces with severe damage like rutting, potholes, large cracks, and expansions will need to be milled before an overlay is applied.
Asphalt maintenance like crack sealing, sealcoating, striping, and patching are low-cost solutions that will improve the life of an asphalt surface. If an asphalt surface is not maintained properly over time it can lead to a costly replacement. Use this guide to help you properly maintain blacktop pavement.
After a roadway has reached a level of disrepair that can not be fixed, the surface must be ripped up and replaced. Because asphalt surfaces are made of simple input materials, an old asphalt surface can be recycled to be used in new paving projects and other construction materials.
An asphalt surface is typically called blacktop because of the color, but not all asphalt is black in color. This color of roads is determined by the input materials that consist of bitumen, an asphalt cement, and aggregate rock. Bitumen is always black, but there are paved surfaces that use dies and even different colored rock to pave with.