Before applying an overlay, repair damaged or distressed areas in the existing pavement.
A pavement overlay is the application of a layer of bituminous paving to an existing paved surface. This adds structural capacity and smoothness of ride all while improving the exterior appearance of your property. Other benefits include enhanced safety because tripping hazards are minimized, improved dust control, and reduced maintenance time.
When an asphalt pavement surface deteriorates to the point of needing repair, an asphalt overlay is an effective solution. The thickness of an overlay is typically 1 1/2 to 3 inches. The amounts of traffic, existing pavement condition, as well as an individual customer’s needs are considered in determining thickness. The existing asphalt surface may be milled if grades need to be maintained or altered. Milling is a process by which a machine is used to plane the pavement surface to an appropriate depth before it is covered with the new overlay.
Most any project is a candidate for overlay if the existing base is stable and the asphalt pavement is structurally sound. Contact us for answers pertaining any asphalt overlay questions you might have.