Maintaining the quality of your asphalt involves staying on top of the repair process. Whether it’s on a commercial parking lot or a roadway, proper maintenance procedures ensure you get the most out of an asphalt installation.
Common asphalt issues that need repair include potholes, spiderweb cracks, and sink holes. Repairing them involves removing dirt and dust as well as vegetation before repairing them.
Cutting, Removal & Replacement
Instead of addressing the problems individually, consider that it may be time to replace your asphalt. Severe wear typically occurs after about 10 or 15 years. It makes more sense to start fresh rather than continually applying bandaids.
Milling & Wedging
Pavement milling, or cold planning, involves removing parts of a paved surface, such as a parking lot or road. Milling can remove just the surface of the pavement or the entire depth of the material.
Wedging is used for trip hazard repair and to improve drainage in your parking lot. Tripping hazards occur over time and in older parking lots due to uneven integration of the asphalt to concrete gutters, sidewalks, or other structures.