So it’s been a few years, and your asphalt has suffered from cracks, crumbling, and maybe even potholes. If you haven’t been keeping up with pavement maintenance or had your trusted local paving company give you an asphalt inspection in a while, you might be facing the need for asphalt removal and replacement.
But there’s an asphalt repair method that can save your pavement from expensive removal and repaving: asphalt resurfacing.
How Asphalt Resurfacing Saves Your Pavement from Replacement
The asphalt repair specialist in Wisconsin, Doctor Asphalt, has developed professional asphalt resurfacing techniques that can add another 20 years to the life of your pavement, whether that’s a parking lot or roadway. Here are the main differences between asphalt pavement resurfacing and replacement:
Scope of Work:
Asphalt pavement resurfacing involves applying a new layer of asphalt on top of a parking lot, roadway, or other commercial pavement. The existing pavement is prepared by cleaning and repairing any cracks or potholes before a new layer of asphalt is laid on top in a process sometimes called an overlay. On the other hand, asphalt pavement replacement involves completely removing the existing pavement and laying a new layer of asphalt from scratch.
Asphalt pavement replacement is generally more expensive than resurfacing because it involves a larger amount of labor and material to completely remove and replace the existing pavement. Resurfacing is a more cost-effective solution because it only requires a new layer of asphalt to be applied over the existing pavement.
While both resurfacing and replacement can extend the life of asphalt pavement, replacing tends to be more long-lasting because it involves creating a fresh surface. Resurfacing can help to fix surface issues and extend the life of a pavement, but it may not address underlying structural issues that can shorten the pavement’s lifespan.
Resurfacing is a quicker process than replacement because it does not require the removal of the existing pavement. Depending on the size of the project, resurfacing can often be completed in a matter of days. Replacement, on the other hand, may take several weeks to complete.
When Your Parking Lot Needs New Life, Call Doctor Asphalt!
If you have asphalt pavement on your Wisconsin commercial property that has seen better days, contact Doctor Asphalt for a pavement inspection. As pavement specialists, we can diagnose the underlying issues and apply asphalt repair remedies like resurfacing that save you money!
Ready to improve your commercial pavement in Wisconsin, Doctor Asphalt is waiting for your call!