Can you place new asphalt over older asphalt? And is this something you even want to do? Knowing which paving materials work best when installing an asphalt driveway will help you save money and time. What factors do you need to consider before installation?
Resurfacing or Replacement?
Your older asphalt driveway may provide a good base for your new driveway. However, you may need to consider the quality of the paving materials. For example, what is the structural integrity of the asphalt? An overlay or resurfacing can be done on an older driveway. If the older asphalt has serious structural damage you may need to remove and replace the older driveway. How do you know if you have serious structural damage? Look for:
- Excessive potholes throughout the driveway
- Serious buckling and warping
- Draining problems
- Color is faded
- Alligator cracks
- Elevation problems
- Crumbling edges
- Asphalt driveway is very old
- Damage from stains
If your asphalt driveway has any of these serious issues, you may need to replace the entire driveway. The contractor will remove the existing driveway. The gravel base is revealed. The sub-base is repaired. The contractor applies new asphalt. A professionally installed asphalt driveway will last up to two decades with proper maintenance and repair. The primary factor determining the lifespan of the driveway is the quality of the initial installation and overall usage.
Trust the Epic Paving Professionals
Trust the professionals at Epic Paving to install high-quality asphalt. We can resurface, repair, and replace any driveway surface. Whether you need a new driveway for your home or business, Epic Paving has a proven record of providing superior installation for every client. We install sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, interlocking pavers, concrete and asphalt driveways, and more. We are the premier paving professionals in the region.
Call our friendly staff today about your project. We can provide an inspection and consultation to address your unique driveway needs. Contact us today.