Eventually, your asphalt will require repair due to the harmful effects of weather, traffic, and pollution. However, not all asphalt problems are the same, and knowing which repair method is best for your pavement is vital to effectively fix the issue. Here are the top four most common types of asphalt repair.
1. ASPHALT PATCHING
Asphalt patching is the process of placing one to two inches of hot asphalt over damaged areas of your pavement. Patching your surface with asphalt is a very versatile solution to fixing many types of surface problems. It is especially useful in high traffic areas for parking lot repair and drainage problems. Asphalt patching is best for customers who need a cost-effective solution for fixing minimally-damaged areas of their pavement.
2. ASPHALT REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
Asphalt removal and replacement (also known as peeling and paving) could be the best asphalt repair solution if you are looking for long-lasting results. This method is required when simple patching and overlays are not enough to fix your pavement. The removal and replacement process is done by removing existing asphalt and then installing new asphalt to correct pavement damage.
3. ASPHALT RESURFACING
Asphalt resurfacing is best for fixing large portions of your pavement with extensive damage. Resurfacing your pavement is done by adding a new layer of asphalt to your existing layer. This method will repair cracks and improve your pavement’s overall look. Asphalt resurfacing is one of the most cost-effective solutions for increasing the life of your asphalt.
4. COLD MILLING
Cold milling machines are designed to quickly remove asphalt and concrete surfaces to create a foundation for paving new surfaces. Milling machines are great options for repair work on large areas. Due to their sufficient size and self-propelled structure, milling machines have become common in construction for removing and repairing asphalt pavements.
If your parking lot is in need of asphalt repairs or you have any questions regarding the different types, we’ll be happy to answer all of them and keep your pavement looking like new. Contact us for a free estimate today!