Is Sealcoating or Repaving the Answer for You?

So you have found yourself standing in the parking lot or the driveway of your workplace, recognizing that the surface of the asphalt is not conducive to business or safety. You ask, what must be done to make it acceptable and functional? Should you have it sealcoated? Is the damage so significant it must be repaved? To make that decision, you may want to understand the difference between these processes.

Sealcoating to Preserve a Workable Surface

It does not take long in our area for the sun and weather to dim the dark luster of asphalt. If the issue with your paved area concerns its appearance—gray coloring with a few spots that require repair—sealcoating may restore its appearance. As a rule of thumb, if significant damage in the form of cracks, holes, and deterioration does not cover more than two-fifths of the total surface, you may be able to rely on a sealcoat.

Paving Over Your Problems

If there is significant damage to 60% or more of the surface, repaving may be your best solution. It is important to note that repaving does not mean you must remove the entirety of the pavement and start from scratch. A full replacement is only necessary when the underlying foundation itself has been compromised. It may be possible to restore your parking lot or driveway with an overlay, which is essentially an additional layer of asphalt applied to the existing surface.

Calling Azzarelli as the One Sure Solution

Regardless of whether you can successfully repair your pavement with a sealcoat or an overlay or more work is needed, you can be sure of the professional expertise of Azzarelli Paving & Site Development. We can assess your situation, explain your options, and make your pavement look brand new again. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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