Here’s the good news: you may be a candidate for asphalt resurfacing rather than a full replacement if your driveway or parking lot meets the following criteria:
- Less than 30% of the asphalt pavement needs repairs.
- Its foundation is sound.
- The asphalt is less than 20 years old.
- Existing cracks are shallow (not several inches deep), and less than a quarter-inch wide.
A&A Paving has proudly served in Chicagoland for over 60 years, so we are the industry experts when it comes to asphalt resurfacing.
Read on to learn more about asphalt resurfacing and whether this service is right for your commercial property.
Is an Asphalt Mill and Resurface the Right Option?
In its simplest terms, a mill and resurface involves removing and replacing the top layer of your asphalt. The subgrade asphalt layer remains untouched while providing structural rehabilitation and a “new asphalt” look at the fraction of the cost of a complete replacement.
The new layer—or overlay—is installed directly over your existing surface and measures one and a half to two inches thick. Through asphalt resurfacing, you can put off fully replacing your parking lot or driveway for up to 15 years. It’s critical, however, that you hire an experienced paving contractor, or the effects of the asphalt resurfacing won’t last and could even cost more in the long run. To see if your pavement is eligible for a resurfacing, your paving contractor may suggest core-testing.
Benefits of Asphalt Mill and Resurfacing
The primary advantages of asphalt mill and resurfacing, or asphalt overlay, include:
- Increased Safety
Worn asphalt can lead to injuries and vehicle damage. Resurfacing allows you to repair the damage and keep visitors on your property safe.
- Maintained or Improved Aesthetics
Your asphalt pavement is the first thing your visitors see when they come to your property. It’s important to make a good impression and to show you’re considerate to details and their safety. Asphalt overlay achieves a rejuvenated, “like-new” appearance through a very cost-effective service.
- Extended Longevity of your Asphalt Pavement
Resurfacing is an important component of any proper asphalt-maintenance program. Asphalt resurfacing contributes to a long working life and significantly decelerates the rate of surface and subsurface deterioration.
- Saving Money and Time
As we have mentioned, asphalt resurfacing is a cost-effective alternative to a full replacement, and having a fresh layer of asphalt significantly extends the lifespan of your road surfaces. This will save you a considerable amount of time and money down the road!
Work with an Industry Leader
Choosing the right contractor makes all the difference when undertaking the monumental task of paving your commercial property. Select wisely, and you will reap the rewards for years to come.
If you value a trusted paving company that listens to your needs, provides sound solutions, and communicates throughout the entire process, A&A Paving is your best bet. We continually receive 5-star reviews because we provide superior, award-winning service.
Contact us today to learn more about our asphalt mill and resurface and other services to discover what they can do for you!