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Most property owners are choosing an asphalt company for their paving needs because this type of paving is quick, strong, and simple. The cost-effective nature of asphalt makes it an appealing choice, but there are still numerous factors to consider before your next project. One of the most important things to consider before your parking lot project is whether you need maintenance, repairs, or a total replacement. Learn more about the three types of projects you can select when picking an asphalt company for your school, restaurant, car dealership, or other commercial property.
The cost of repaving your parking lot will depend on the type of project. A simple maintenance process will cost less because it requires less work and materials. For example, treating your parking lot with Sealcoat every two or three years will be relatively inexpensive, and can dramatically increase the lifespan of your asphalt. At the same time, though, coating with Sealcoat won’t do when your parking lot needs more serious repairs or even a full replacement.
The hot, sunny weather we have here in Arizona can age your property prematurely. Sealcoating your asphalt parking lot can help protect it from UV rays and sun damage that might otherwise lead to excessive cracking. Sealcoating creates a layer that prevents water, oil, and UV rays from penetrating your asphalt and degrading the binder that holds your parking lot together.
Sealcoats are mixtures of acrylics or bituminous products with water, silica sand, proprietary fillers, and polymer additives. The combination of these materials creates a seal that prevents degrading factors from affecting your asphalt prematurely. Once the mix is created, it can be used to coat your parking lot by brushing, spraying, or squeegeeing.
We normally recommend getting sealcoating every two to three years to prolong the lifespan of your parking lot. Staying up to date with this process can extend the life of your asphalt by as much as 100%. Compared to the cost of repairing or replacing your pavement, sealcoating is an extremely inexpensive solution.
Even if you take great care of your asphalt parking lot, it will eventually start to show signs of wear and tear after many years. Discolored pavement can hurt the aesthetics of your business, and more serious damage like potholes can present an entirely different set of problems. Holes or other damage on the surface of your parking lot can be bad for customers’ cars, and may even present safety hazards.
Once you notice that your parking lot is no longer attractive and safe, it’s best to find an asphalt company as soon as possible. Resurfacing a parking lot quickly can help prevent the problems from getting any worse, and it will also restore the appearance of your asphalt. Getting repairs is much more affordable than waiting until it’s too late and you need to completely replace your parking lot. Getting a parking lot overlay of fresh asphalt can add 5-10 years of life to your parking lot.
If the damage to your parking lot is severe enough, you may need to remove it and replace it completely. This is the case if the sub-grade underneath your asphalt is damaged beyond repair. It could be that the sub-grade has become deteriorated because of exposure to the elements, or that your previous Phoenix asphalt company simply didn’t prepare it correctly. In either case, resurfacing will no longer be enough to restore your parking lot to the way it should look.
While asphalt replacement is more expensive than sealcoating or a parking lot overlay, it will also last the longest. The best asphalt parking lots will last for at least 20-30 years. It’s also completely necessary to do this if moisture has penetrated the sub-grade. Our team at One Stop Asphalt will always give you an honest opinion about your options.
Not all asphalt materials are the same. It can be recycled many times, so asphalt has different grades to denote which percentage of the material has been recycled. Low-quality asphalt can drive the cost of a project down, but it will also have a negative effect on the appearance and durability of your pavement. If you want your new parking lot to last for a long time, find an asphalt company that uses high-grade asphalt with less recycled materials.
At One Stop Asphalt, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent work in a professional manner. You can count on us when it’s time to maintain, repair, or replace your parking lot in the Phoenix area. Our staff is extremely experienced, and our testimonials reflect that. Contact us today to get started with an accurate quote.
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3616 W Whitton Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85019