Potholes and deep cracks destroy the structural integrity of your driveway. Avoid damage to vehicles and tripping hazards with regular maintenance and repair. Whether you use a professional asphalt contracting experts at Epic Paving or try to fix asphalt yourself, you need to understand the best solution for your problem.
Bonding Concrete and Asphalt
Many homeowners want to know if you can use concrete to fix an asphalt driveway. The most important concern involves bonding concrete and the asphalt. BCOA, or bonded concrete overlays of asphalt, need to be a few inches thick at least. Epic Paving asphalt contracting professionals will ensure that the asphalt and concrete will act as one strong unit.
The BCOA will reduce damage to your driveway by improving the overall surface friction. Additionally, BCOA removes the defects and increases the structural strength of the driveway. Reduce the noise by improving surface friction. The overlay will increase the lifespan of your driveway and reduce damage, potholes, and cracks.
When Can I Use Concrete?
Not all driveways can bond easily with concrete. Why? Bonding depends on how much damage the driveway has. In general, BCOAs work best with driveways, not in serious disrepair. They need to be in good or fair structural shape before applying the concrete. If not, you risk further damage, especially for heavily trafficked areas.
Driveways with heavy traffic and use are prone to rutting. Over time loss of friction and disrepair leads to serious potholes and weakened structural integrity. BCOA addresses issues like block cracking, fatigue cracking, minor rutting, slippage, and corrugation. Avoid the use of BCOAs in the following cases:
- Serious deterioration and damage
- HMA layers stripped
- No or poor drainage problems
- Inadequate support
- Cannot be strengthened
- Deep cracks and distress
If you have a stable driveway with only mild distresses and cracking, the driveway may be a good candidate for concrete overlays. Even if the driveway has some weak areas, it might be possible for a professional team to strengthen these sections prior to applying concrete.
Set Up an Inspection with Epic Paving Today
An inspection from Epic Paving will help you know if you can apply concrete on the asphalt or need a different type of repair or replacement. Our dedicated staff will offer you real solutions at an affordable rate. Contact us today for a site visit. Call Epic Paving now.