Many people install a new asphalt drive over an existing driveway of some type. This is commonly called “resurfacing” – and is different from “sealing” the drive. Resurfacing is not usually as long-lasting as removing the old drive and installing new asphalt; however, since total replacement costs about a third more than resurfacing, many people will explore the resurfacing option for financial reasons. As in any repair, the amount of time and effort spent in preparation will determine how well the finished driveway looks and how long it will last.
Asphalt Resurfacing (OVER ASPHALT)
Even though it’s known to be durable, over time asphalt can succumb to wear and tear. If you need reliable asphalt resurfacing services, come to D & R Paving LLC. Our resurfacing methods are designed to restore your asphalt and keep it in top shape on a long-term basis. With asphalt resurfacing from D & R Paving LLC, your surfaces will soon look as good as new. And when you hire our team, you’ll benefit from our quality workmanship and ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction. No matter the size of your property or scope of your project, we’ll complete it on time and within your agreed-upon budget.
Asphalt Resurfacing In more severe cases of asphalt failure, a long-term and cost-effective solutionis to resurface the asphalt pavement (also referred to as overlay). If you notice grade depressions (standing water on the pavement) and/or large sections of alligatored areas (interconnecting cracks forming a series of blocks resembling an alligator’s skin), it is a good idea to have your pavement resurfaced.
Asphalt Resurfacing Procedure
This process consists of several steps including preparing and cleaning the area prior to performing work, leveling asphalt of low areas, grinding of all transitions, adjusting of all drainage structures, and many other steps unique to each site.
- Geotextile Reinforced Resurfacing
- An option that may be included with asphalt resurfacing is Petromat. Petromat is a non-woven, petroleum-based geotextile fabric used to retard reflective cracking between the existing pavement and the newly installed asphalt surface. This fabric acts as a waterproofing membrane, while also adding structural support and strength.
- Leveling Binder
- In low areas, hot asphalt is installed at various depths to adjust pitch to proper grades while increasing parking lot strength.
- Butt Joint/Grinding
- In areas requiring the resurface to tie into other existing surfaces (i.e., concrete, etc.) asphalt is removed along the perimeter to allow proper depth of asphalt on the edge.