Does Your Property Need Sealcoating, Resurfacing, or Repaving?
If the parking lot and driveways of your commercial property have seen better days, you have options when it comes to improving the appearance and safety of paved areas. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of sealcoating, resurfacing, and repaving commercial asphalt.
The Sealcoating Solution
Sealcoating is designed to protect asphalt that’s in generally good shape. It does so with a clear coating that shields the material from damage caused by UV rays, automotive fluids, rain, and snow. Although sealcoating can prevent the development of cracks that lead to dangerous and unsightly potholes, it does not repair existing damage. Each application of the coating lasts for about five years and can extend the life of your lot, keeping it dark, smooth, and damage-free.
Facts About Resurfacing
If your asphalt has a strong, undamaged foundation, along with some surface damage, resurfacing can restore the appearance of your parking lot and fix cracks that will expand if left unrepaired. In general, resurfacing is an option if cracks and potholes represent no more than 30% of the asphalt’s total surface area. This treatment can be done before sealcoating and will extend the life of your lot and prevent the need for costly premature replacement.
Asphalt areas with extensive damage should be completely repaved to keep your visitors and their vehicles safe. With repaving, the old asphalt is completely removed and new asphalt is applied. Repaving is required when the foundation of your parking lot is damaged and/or cracks, craters, and potholes represent more than 30% of the asphalt surface area.
You may want to consider repaving if your parking lot requires frequent repairs and costly maintenance to ward off cracks and potholes. Sunken or crumbling areas also signify that your asphalt has reached the end of its useful lifespan.
Azzarelli Paving & Site Development can analyze your commercial lot and recommend whether sealcoating, resurfacing, or repaving is the smartest choice. Contact us today by calling 813-313-4579 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.