Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Asphalt Paving Questions


We thought we’d answer some of the most frequently asked asphalt paving questions and provide helpful blogs and resources so you can become an expert too. How do I know if my property is ADA compliant?

ADA compliance requires many different guidelines and accessibility features on your property or parking lot. Most contractors should complete asphalt paving projects to the ADA standard of your state. With Southern Asphalt Engineering, you never have to worry because we always build ADA-compliant projects for peace of mind. 

ADA compliance mostly centers around having sufficient accessible parking spaces, accessible entrances and exits to your property, and that these features are well maintained. Your state may also require specific guidelines, so check ADA compliance for your state before starting a paving project. 

Check out one of our past newsletters for more information on ADA compliance


What’s the difference between speed bumps and humps?

This question is one of the most common because many people don’t realize there’s a difference. Speed humps are shorter in height and are designed to gradually reduce speed, while speed bumps are taller, so they abruptly slow down cars.

Both speed bumps and speed humps are used for reducing speed, but there are different features used depending on the location and property type. For more information, check out our blog post on the benefit of speed bumps and humps. 


When should I get my asphalt sealcoating?

Asphalt sealcoating can improve your property’s asphalt appearance and help it last longer. However, you need to apply it one year after installation and reapply every 2-3 years for the best long term results. 


How do I know if my contractor is qualified?

Hiring the wrong contractor for your project can be a nightmare. To save you the headache, here are the top three qualifications  you should look out for when hiring a contractor:

  • Certifications
  • Open communication
  • Flexible and understanding

For a more detailed explanation, check out our newsletter on tips to avoid hiring the wrong contractor


What are the best quick fixes to upgrade my parking lot?

Upgrading your parking lot can be a massive improvement for your property, even if they’re simple and quick fixes. We recommend these three quick fixes to help restore the look and safety of your property:

  • Parking lot paint striping
  • Sealcoating
  • Concrete curbing 

If you have any specific questions about your property’s asphalt paving projects or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at 305-667-8390, and we’d be happy to help!

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