How to Tell When Your Business Needs Parking Lot Resurfacing

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Identifying the right time for your business to resurface its parking lot can be a tricky question to answer. What should you look for? How long is too long to wait? In this article, we’ll answer all your questions and help you decide when your business needs parking lot resurfacing.

The average lifespan of a resurfaced lot is 8-15 years. Factors such as weather and vehicular traffic as well as the thickness of the asphalt layer determine how long a newly resurfaced parking lot will last. However, it is important to note that when it comes to resurfacing, there is no set amount of time when one should hire professional resurfacing services. Instead, it is important to take into account various factors to make a decision on the best time. For one, it is ideal to resurface a parking lot when cracks are only a few inches deep and quarter inches wide, and pavement is no more than 20 years old. 

There are 5 important signs that point to your parking lot needing resurfacing. These should be noted and used as parameters to determine the right time for your parking lot resurfacing. These 5 signs are:

  • Cracks
  • Potholes
  • Pools of Water
  • Warping
  • Faded Lines

If your parking lot has one or more of these, it may be a good time to consider resurfacing. While restriping is good to implement every 18 to 24 months, resurfacing is largely dependent on the state of the lot. However, if more than 30% of the total parking lot area is completely damaged, reconstruction rather than resurfacing is needed. 

If applied correctly, a new layer of asphalt can add 8-15 years to your current parking lot surface, and cost less than a full replacement. Smoother pavements result in longer pavement life by as much as 10 to 25%, resulting in lower maintenance costs. Resurfacing your parking lot before increasing issues arise is the best way to prevent high maintenance costs and full replacements being needed. When it’s time to upgrade your parking lot with resurfacing, contact Southern Asphalt Engineering for an all-around elite service. With over 20 years of experience, Southern Asphalt Engineering can help you resurface your parking lot to look and function at its very best. Contact us now for a free estimate

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