An asphalt overlay is a layer of asphalt, typically between 1.00” – 2.00” inches thick, that is installed over existing pavement. Although an overlay is much less costly than rebuilding the pavement, an overlay will look like new asphalt pavement and have a similar life expectancy...
Although only an experienced contractor can determine the advisability of an overlay, overlays may not be appropriate for asphalt pavement. Asphalt Maintenance & Paving has over 35 years’ experience in all paving services and holds a specialty Paving license. What we feel sets us apart from our competition is that the owner will be your first point of contact though out the entire process. From paving driveways, small businesses to large commercial parking lots.
We also offer Night Paving at NO Additional cost providing NO inconvenience to store owners and customers!
Frequently Asked Questions on Paving:
Can you asphalt over concrete?
Yes. However, cracks can transfer through the new surface rather quickly. Concrete and asphalt expand and contact differently causing cracking. The plus side is cracks can be easy and cost effective to fix.
How thick should asphalt be laid?
On new installation a minimum of 2" over a well compacted sub grade. On an overlay 1.25"-2.00” of hot asphalt mix is the minimum recommended.
How soon can I drive on a new asphalt surface?
In most instances as soon as installation is completed. We finish the paving process with a rubber tire roller, so driving on it with car tires is fine. You just need to AVOID turning your wheels at a standstill as this will cause power steering marks. Power steering marks and scuffing are common in new asphalt
Why is there sand rolled into my new driveway or parking lot instead of it looking jet black?
The last step in paving in very important. We apply sand to the newly laid hot asphalt. Although it can look a bit unsightly, it provides skid resistance from tires and helps with power steering marks and scuffing.
Why does asphalt fade?
First is to realize that when you look at your asphalt based surface you are not looking at asphalt you are looking at what is called bituminous concrete. Asphalt is the oil aka the binding agent in the paved surface. Ultra violet sunrays bake out the oil in the upper layers of the pavement causing your surface to fade and eventually become brittle.
SEALER APPLICATIONS ON NEW PAVEMENT
How soon should I seal pavement after installation?
You must wait for approximately 1 year or when the asphalt turns grey. A key thing to remember is that when surface begins to fade it is time to seal. Your first sealcoat is the most important beneficial maintenance you can do after paving. Otherwise, water, sand and oil will penetrate your new pavement
Why should I seal my asphalt based surface? Are there really any benefits?
Yes there are benefits to sealing asphaltic based surfaces. Sealer is designed to protect against fading and break down due to ultraviolet sun rays. In addition it protects against water penetration which also erodes asphaltic based surfaces.
*By regularly sealing you will extend the life of the pavement by 12+ years
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