Parking lots are a necessity at any large scale business operation with loads of traffic; be it a school, place of worship, strip mall, large scale shopping center or local business. These mega structures are often unavoidable and required by the city, depending on how much traffic a building gets. We have years of service laying down the most perfect parking lots imaginable and we can assure you that your parking lot project will be beautifully handled by us. We have a variety of material to choose from and several different options to keep your parking lot looking and functioning like new.
Asphalt has been the i sud try standard for large-scale parking lots for several years now. Because asphalt is easy to mix and lay, it makes a perfect material with which to pave. Asphalt is a combination of aggregate, air and liquid asphalt cement which, when mixed together with heat, causes these to combine in to a viscous liquid that is laid over your surface to set and dry. Asphalt is durable pavement that can handle heavy traffic and is mildly resistant to exposure and most weather conditions.
Concrete is a mixture of sand, stone or gravel, mixed with water, that is usually set in to a mold to let stand and set. Although concrete is typically reserved for walkways and sidewalks, concrete can easily be laid over large spaces. Concrete is more rigid than asphalt and, because of this, is typically more durable. Concrete surfaces can usually last for thirty or more years and handle heavier and more frequent vehicles. Another huge benefit of concrete is safety. Concrete helps vehicle stoppage by proving more friction during inclement and wet weather than asphalt does. Concrete is also easier to see at night.
Overlays and resurfacing (which are one and the same, but sometimes called different names) are a routine part of parking lot maintenance. This process involves laying a new layer of pavement over an existing layer in order to help maintain the integrity, function and beauty of parking lots. Typically, if the sub grade layer of asphalt is in tact and remains in stable condition, a full replacement is not needed. If only slight discoloration or minor cracks have formed in the top layer, resurfacing is a good potion. If the surface is heavily damaged, replacement could be a more cost effective option.
While resurfacing presents a good option for minimal repair, replacing could be the best option for if your parking lot surfaces are heavily damaged. If your parking lot is starting to look a little worse for wear, we will come out and take a core sample of the parking lot to determine if a replacement is a good option for you. If this is the case, together, we can make the decision to do a reconstruction of the parking lot instead of resurfacing. Because extensive damage will lead to extensive resurfacing, often times a replacement can actually be a cheaper option.