Pavement upkeep is an essential aspect of maintaining your commercial property. When the outside of your property is well-kept, customers are more willing to conduct business with your company. Here are the facts you need to know about parking lot resurfacing, parking lot repaving, and when to have either service performed.
Parking Lot Resurfacing vs. Parking Lot Repaving
The three factors you need to consider when looking at your parking lot:
- The current condition of the base
- Amount of work required to repair the parking lot
Generally, a regularly maintained parking lot can last for a couple of decades. If it is correctly cared for, a parking lot can last even longer. The lifespan of a parking lot depends on several factors, such as the amount of traffic and weather conditions. Heavy vehicles weigh down asphalt and may cause it to deteriorate quicker than average. Rain and snow contribute to asphalt cracking. If cracks are ignored, holes will form, which can damage vehicles. Resurfacing a parking lot adds additional years of life, but if the lot is reaching the end of its expected lifespan, it’s probably best to repave the entire parking lot.
Condition of the Base
Asphalt parking lots will eventually experience cracking. However, these signs do not mean there is underlying damage to the base. Parking lots are composed of multiple layers. If the base can support a new asphalt layer, resurfacing the parking lot is a good idea and will help create a smooth surface. If the base is destroyed, we recommend repaving the entire parking lot.
Amount of Work Required to Repair the Parking Lot
If a parking lot is heavily cracked or damaged and requires a lot of work, resurfacing the lot may not be an option, and repaving the entire parking lot is the better choice. Here at XSealer Asphalt Maintenance, we understand the importance of your business’ appearance. We provide asphalt sealing and coating solutions for all over the Baltimore area. We address a variety of issues, including crack development and expansion and erosion. Contact us for a free estimate!