Asphalt parking lots are a valuable asset to any property, but they require regular maintenance to keep them in tip top condition. One of the common maintenance tasks required is resurfacing, which involves adding a new layer of asphalt to the existing surface. When it comes to paving projects, you probably have a lot of questions, and our HMA team is here to help. Below, you’ll find our answers to some of the most common parking lot resurfacing questions we are asked!
What is parking lot resurfacing?
Parking lot resurfacing involves adding a new layer of asphalt to your existing parking lot. The process begins with cleaning the surface of your lot, removing any debris, and then adding a new layer of asphalt. This helps to extend the life of your lot, improve its appearance, and ensure it is safe to drive and walk on.
How do I know if my parking lot needs resurfacing?
Signs that your parking lot may need resurfacing include cracks, potholes, drainage issues, fading, and general wear and tear. If you notice any of these issues, it’s important to get them repaired as they can cause significant safety issues for guests and employees.
Will resurfacing bring my old parking lot back to life?
In some cases, damage from habitual use will only affect the surface layer of your lot, and therefore your lot can benefit from resurfacing. If the damage has reached the base layer of your parking lot, the entire lot may be compromised and your parking lot may have reached the point where it needs to be completely replaced.
How long does resurfacing take?
The length of time it takes to resurface a parking lot depends on a variety of factors including the size of your parking lot, the condition of the existing surface, and in some areas, weather conditions. In general, the process usually takes a few days, but for larger projects, could take weeks.
How often should I resurface my parking lot?
The frequency of parking lot resurfacing depends on a variety of factors such as the amount of traffic your parking receives, the climate in your area, and the quality of the original installation of your lot. In general, you should plan to resurface your parking like every 10 to 15 years.
What should I expect during the process of resurfacing?
During the resurfacing process, you should expect your parking lot, or a portion of it if done in sections, to be closed off to traffic. Your contractor will begin by clearing and cleaning off your lot, repairing any damage, cracks, or potholes, and then they will begin adding the new layer of asphalt.
At HMA Paving and Contracting, we know the value of proper asphalt paving maintenance and care! If you’re planning your next paving project, give our team a call. We offer free project estimates and have years of experience with parking lot and custom paving projects.