Asphalt Parking Lot and Driveway Overlay Services
If your parking lot looks aged and worn or has pot holes and areas of standing water, it may be time to invest in an asphalt overlay.
How to Decide If Your Parking Lot Needs a Surface Overlay
If your parking lot is experiencing areas of standing water, pot holes, looks aged and worn, and is not experiencing base sub-grade failure then it is time to invest in an asphalt overlay.
An asphalt overlay is an additional layer of asphalt that covers imperfections on the existing asphalt surface. Asphalt overlays are commonly applied to driveways, parking lots, and pavement that have minor damage such as light cracking, mild deterioration or slightly sunken areas. The process of overlaying asphalt commonly includes crack treatment and a leveling course in selected areas of the old surface ensuring a smooth and even surface when adding the new asphalt overlay. Transitions or “tie-ins” are made at all applicable points to improve drainage and visual appearance. An overlay is then introduced consisting of a 1 ½” – 2” compacted mat of asphalt with either 3/8” stone or 1/4” stone. Asphalt overlay thickness varies and is specific to use, load and surface traffic and volume.
When asphalt parking lots or driveways become too deteriorated, heavily oxidized and require base sub-grade repair then a (FDR) Full-depth restoration may be in order. The condition of the asphalt and base sub grade will be evaluated by Giordano Construction Inc.® and its experienced team during project evaluation and proposal development. To learn more about our Removal and Replacement capabilities, view our Asphalt Removal & Replacement services as well as FDR – Full-Depth Asphalt Reclamation services.
Benefits of an Asphalt Parking Lot Overlay
An asphalt parking lot overlay can be a viable option if removal & replacement does not fit your budget. Giordano Construction Inc.® can also customize a maintenance approach that prioritizes repairs that may be a more acceptable solution to stretch your budget.
Why should I choose an asphalt overlay for my paving needs?
The condition of your parking lot sends a message to your investors, customers and tenants. A well paved, crack and pothole free driving surface says you are concerned about safety, appearance and your investment.
How is an asphalt overlay performed?
The process of overlaying asphalt commonly includes crack treatment and a leveling course in selected areas of the old surface ensuring a smooth and even surface when adding the new asphalt overlay. Transitions or “tie-ins” are made at all applicable points to improve drainage and visual appearance. An overlay is then introduced consisting of a 1 ½” – 2” compacted mat of asphalt with either 3/8” stone or 1/4” stone.
How long will a new asphalt overlay last?
Additional life expectancy for an overlay or resurfaced parking lot is 8-10 years with proper maintenance and seal coating application.
When should pavement be reconstructed?
When there is extensive damage or “alligator” cracks, it is more effective and cost-efficient to completely reconstruct than to do an overlay.
How long before traffic can be permitted on a newly resurfaced lot?
It is typically one day after the asphalt overlay installation. Proposed downtime will be determined during the consultation and proposal process. A plan will be developed prior to any construction minimizing the effects on traffic flow. A well planned approach will minimize customer and tenant stress allowing for continued operations during the construction process.
Why Giordano Construction for your asphalt overlay?
With over 20 years of industry and application experience along with state of the art equipment and highly skilled staff Giordano Construction Inc.® will deliver a finished product with the utmost quality, minimal downtime and best value meeting your needs and budget.