Parking lot asphalt resurfacing is when a thin layer of asphalt is added onto an existing parking lot’s paved surface. In order to have a paved area resurfaced, the area must be structurally sound and any abnormalities, like soft spots or large cracks, must be repaired prior to the resurfacing. A qualified contractor should thoroughly inspect the paved area to ensure that asphalt resurfacing is the right choice to extending the life of the parking lot.

When a contractor inspects the parking lot, they will look for issues not only with the paved area’s surface, but also look for both sub-base material or drainage issues. Any problems that arise from the inspection will need to be corrected in order to proceed with the parking lot asphalt resurfacing. If the problems are to numerous or the structural integrity of the parking lot has been diminished by either time or poor initial installation, the contractor may advise that the parking lot be completely repaved.. This would include removing the asphalt that is currently paving the parking lot.

If the contractor finds no major problems and decides that a parking lot asphalt resurfacing will be effective, the parking lot will be prepped. The parking lot will first be cleaned and any low spots in the area will be filled and leveled to ensure that the final product will be long lived. Next, the contractor will address any drainage issues that can arise from the additional height that the parking lot asphalt resurfacing project will add to the grade of the existing parking lot.

Every parking lot will have its own unique set of circumstances that can alter the course taken by the contractor. If a parking lot has a sloped entry from a street, the area of the ramp may need to be removed and reworked in order to provide an adequate transition from the parking lot to the street. There are many other factors that can change the amount work required to perform the resurfacing correctly.

Upon completion of the resurfacing project, the parking lot will look like new. To ensure that the parking lot resurfacing continues to look good and last for a long time, it is important to have a proper maintenance plan. A proper maintenance plan will allow the investment of a resurfacing project to last and continue to look good for many years to come.

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