Should I Asphalt Mill and Asphalt Overlay my Parking Lot? How Long will it last?

This is a popular and cost effective asphalt paving resurfacing option because it allows the surrounding finish elevations to remain the same, while being significantly less expensive than a complete dig out. We begin this process by milling or grinding to a specific depth to remove the damaged spider web top coat asphalt . The milled material is loaded on the trucks and hauled from the site. Some areas where vegetation growth or water damage have caused the binder to break may require a full-depth asphalt repair. These areas are where the binder areas are either cracked or damaged or the sub-base has geological factors, such as clay or other water problems. Sometimes the weight of the milling machine and trucks hauling away the milling will proof test these areas. Site inspection is recommended to confirm all areas of concern. Once these areas are defined, a full depth repair is performed at these areas in order to stabilize the sub-base and parking lot’s binder structural integrity. Once the milling is complete and full depth repairs are completed, the surface is cleaned via vacuum sweeping, street metal and catch basins are prepared, hot emulsion tack coat is applied, the surface is true and leveled for drainage purposes, and a new compacted asphalt layer can  be installed. This new surface can be line striped and reopened to customers faster then any other paving method. If properly done and with proper maintenance, this parking lot will last as long as a new parking lot installation.
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Smith’s Paving did a great job on our driveway and patio in the back. Water was a big problem in the front and they made it go off the driveway. Really cleaned up and were in and out the same day…   read more

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