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Asphalt Overlays

ACPLM Asphalt OverlaysIf you have noticed that your property’s pavement has deteriorated over the past few years due to a lack of maintenance, it might seem like the surface is on its last legs. You are likely pondering whether it is time to demolish the pavement and rebuild it from scratch. Thankfully, this is not always necessary. It is possible to install an asphalt overlay that prolongs the asphalt’s lifespan. So don’t immediately hire a Tampa contractor to demolish the entire space. An asphalt overlay has the potential to save you money as it improves the surface’s integrity.

What is an Asphalt Overlay?

An asphalt is a restoration of the pavement. It provides a new layer of pavement on the surface, which repairs imperfections and rejuvenates aged asphalt. The result is improved performance as well as enhanced aesthetics. The word, “overlay”, is used to refer to the additional layer of asphalt that is installed over the asphalt. If the cracking, crumbling or sinking of certain sections aren’t too severe, they can be cut out, patched, and new asphalt can be installed.

However, we take care to avoid installing an asphalt overlay on parking lots with severe cracking, sinking soft spots, waves, or crumbling. As the additional, new layer of asphalt is installed, the existing waves and asphalt cracks are commonly referred to as reflective cracking.

The Advantages of an Asphalt Overlay

Asphalt overlays are regarded as a cost-effective solution for the preservation of aged pavement for the following reasons:

  • Enhanced ride quality
  • Decreased life cycle expenses
  • Successful mitigation of surface distress
  • Decreased noise pollution
  • Enhanced service
  • Prolonged surface wear

ACPLM’s Asphalt Overlay Installation Process is Second to None

A proper and thorough installation of an asphalt overlay includes saw cutting butt joints. These butt joints ensure that there are no uneven spaces along the areas where the new asphalt connects to the other surfaces. We take care to never “taper down” the asphalt against other surfaces as asphalt that is merely one quarter to one inch in thickness won’t be able to withstand the considerable weight of automobiles. While ACPLM takes this precaution, many competitors do not. The result of such a careless asphalt overlay is a tear-out of the asphalt and a complete replacement. Call ACPLM to perform a flawless asphalt overlay that creates a brand new looking surface with surfaces that are perfectly flush at walkways.