- Flexible, Durable & Inexpensive.
- Existing asphalt can be overlaid.
- Cold-Planed asphalt is recycled.
Asphalt is the most economical, environmentally friendly, fast-to-construct and easily maintained material for parking areas and roadways. Due to these facts, approximately 85% of parking lots in the United States are constructed using asphalt material.
When appropriately constructed and maintained, an asphalt surface will never need to be completely removed and replaced. As the surface nears the end of it's design life, it can be rehabilitated cost-effectively in various ways;
In many cases a slurry-coating or slurry-sealing will suffice. In other cases adding a layer of new asphalt to a portion or entire existing surface is more fitting. This process is commonly called an overlay.
If there isn't enough space to allow for an overlay, the surface will need to be cold-planed first.
Cold-planing (grinding) the top few inches off of the existing surface allows the void to be filled with new asphalt material. The work above can be accomplished at a fraction of the cost of full depth remediation.
A large portion of the asphalt grindings are utilized in recycled asphalt materials. This recycled asphalt product (RAP) mixed with new asphaltic oil accounts for between 10% to 20% of hot-mix asphalt production. Cold-planing and overlaying a surface is the most cost-effective, enviornmentally friendly process available.
Whenever it is necessary to start over from scratch, we are equipped and capable of removing and replacing an entire surface. While full-depth removal may be costly, it does allow for other possibilities to be explored. Concrete and interlocking paving stones are beautiful alternatives or incorporations to a new pavement surface.
Contact Us today to discuss tailored options to fit your budget.