Asphalt Overlays – Resurfacing
Using an asphalt overlay, also commonly referred to as asphalt resurfacing, is like putting a ‘cap’ on your existing asphalt. Though not always possible, using an asphalt overlay is often a major cost-saving alternative to removing, and replacing existing asphalt. If the existing asphalt is not too badly deteriorated we are able to use our asphalt resurfacing machines to resurface the existing asphalt with a new layer of asphalt.
Depending on the condition and thickness of the existing asphalt we may mill (grind) off a thin layer of the old asphalt to create a uniform surface for the asphalt overlay. Usually, a one to three foot section will be removed wherever new asphalt will meet existing asphalt in order to assure a smooth transition. A layer of liquid asphalt, called tack coat, which functions as a bonding agent, will be sprayed on the existing asphalt before the new asphalt is applied. Tack coat is extremely ‘tacky’ or sticky and assures that the new asphalt will bond properly with the old asphalt.Although asphalt resurfacing will undoubtedly improve the appearance of your lot, driveway, or roadway, asphalt overlays will also correct drainage problems and safety concerns
Parking Lot Repair
Potholes and cracks not only look bad, but they also increase the risk of vehicle damage and injuries. Proper repair and maintenance of parking lots are essential to preserve property values, and to alleviate safety concerns.
If there is extensive damage to the asphalt surface, including potholes, large cracks, or extensive cracking and crumbling, an asphalt overlay may be required. In some cases, even an overlay may not be enough to correct the problems, especially if there are issues with the base material under the asphalt. When the base is no longer strong, and becomes unstable, the area in the parking lot may need to be removed and replaced.
Our asphalt paving experts will assess the condition of your parking lot and make a recommendation on the best way to correct the problems. If the lot can be repaired through asphalt patching, we will cut out the damaged areas, add additional stone where necessary, and install and compact new asphalt in the cutout areas. We will also apply hot rubberized crack sealer to the edges of the patch in order to seal the new asphalt with the existing asphalt.
Small potholes can often be repaired without the need for cutting out the area – we’ll simply clean out the potholes, apply tack coat, and apply two to three inches of compacted asphalt.
New Asphalt Installation
When installing new asphalt on a previously unpaved surface, proper preparation is essential. Our paving installation specialists will make sure the site of the new asphalt that is properly graded before installing a base layer of stone that will be then be rolled and compacted using heavy paving equipment. Establishing a solid base with proper drainage is essential for creating a long lasting asphalt surface. Once a solid stone base foundation is established we spread and roll a binding layer of asphalt, which provides additional strength to the parking lot or roadway. The final step is installing a finish course layer of asphalt, which is rolled, in order to create a smooth surface.
Parking Lot Construction
When constructing a new parking lot, Silverio's specialists follow the engineer’s specifications for the types of materials, as well as the correct thicknesses. We will visit the paving site. One of our professional estimators will create a detailed proposal listing our proposed scope of work, and our pricing. As one of the top asphalt companies in Fairfield County, we can assure you we have the heavy paving equipment required, and the skilled and experienced equipment operators, and laborers, necessary, to install both stone and asphalt to achieve maximum density, as well as desired water flow. Once the paving is complete our team of professionals will layout and stripe parking stalls, and all other markings required by local codes.