Asphalt resurfacing, sometimes called overlaying, is the process of installing a new layer of asphalt over an existing layer. For homeowners who want a new driveway without the expense of excavation and additional site work, resurfacing offers an attractive alternative to complete reconstruction. Donovan Paving provides professional resurfacing when it makes the most sense, and is happy to assess the condition of your existing driveway to see if it’s the right solution for your project.
Is Asphalt Resurfacing Right For You?
If your existing driveway is deteriorating due to normal wear and tear, it might be a perfect candidate for resurfacing. Heavily oxidized pavement with minor cracks and imperfections will accept a newer layer of asphalt as long as the existing subgrade is stable enough to provide adequate support.
In the case of driveways that have extensive damage, it’s often more cost effective to opt for a complete reconstruction. Asphalt with “alligator cracks” and serious heaves or depressions will generally be an indication that the subgrade has been compromised, and installing a new layer of asphalt on top of the existing material would only result in serious problems down the road.
Asphalt Resurfacing Repairs
While asphalt resurfacing will certainly cut installation costs, homeowners need to consider the long-term effects that could result if the existing driveway is too damaged to support a new layer of asphalt. The trusted team at Donovan Paving will always recommend the best possible solution for your asphalt paving needs.
Whether you make the choice to resurface or reconstruct, we encourage customers to adopt a routine maintenance plan that includes sealcoating. Proactive maintenance will extend the life of your asphalt project, and will provide curb appeal by always making certain your asphalt pavement looks fresh and brand new.
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