Is your driveway or parking lot showing signs of wear and tear? If it’s been a while since you had any pavement maintenance or repairs, you likely have problems like depressions, potholes, or cracking. You might be wondering whether resurfacing will fix these problems or if you should opt for complete replacement. But you’re not doing this alone.
North Carolina’s trusted paving company is Barnes Asphalt, and we’re here to guide you through the decision-making process and help you restore your parking lot or driveway.
What’s the difference between resurfacing and replacement?
Understanding the distinction between these two paving services is crucial as it can save you money and extend the lifespan of your paved surface. With proper maintenance and repairs, your parking lot or driveway can easily last up to two decades.
Efficient Resurfacing Services by Barnes Asphalt
This pavement repair method entails removing the surface layer of asphalt and replacing it with a fresh one. The removal process is called milling, while applying the new surface layer is often called an overlay service. If your pavement foundation is in good condition, resurfacing can defer the need for replacement by another 8 to 15 years. Hiring a reputable contractor like Barnes Asphalt is vital to ensure long-lasting effects. With the right expertise, the results of this cost-effective pavement restoration service will stand the test of time.
Choose milling and overlay services when…
- Less than 25% to 30% of the pavement requires repairs.
- The foundation is structurally sound.
- The pavement is less than 20 years old.
- Cracks are less than a quarter-inch wide.
- Cracks are shallow and not several inches deep.
When Replacement is Best
Before resurfacing, addressing existing asphalt potholes, cracks, or divots is essential. The new surface is only as strong as the underlying asphalt layers. In other words, if there is damage beneath the surface, it won’t be long before that damage resurfaces. So if your pavement has underlying structural issues, complete replacement services are the better choice.
Barnes Asphalt: Pavement Restoration Specialists, Serving Charlotte NC for 25+ Years
We can resurface your NC parking lot, driveway, and roadway with state-of-the-art milling equipment, a skilled, dedicated team of paving contractors, and only the highest quality products. Our services save money on the front end at a low cost, but they also pay for themselves with savings over time!
Trust Barnes Asphalt, North Carolina’s leading paving company, to deliver high-quality pavement repair results tailored to your needs.