Whether or not you have a large warehouse or small business, it’s important to keep the surface of your parking lot smooth and even. As a business owner, you may be more concerned about your bottom line, but your parking lot is your first impression with your customers. Cracks, dips, and potholes can ruin that impression. But when should you resurface your parking lot? The experts at HCI Paving Solutions know the signs, and they can help you decide.
The main factor in whether or not to resurface is the age of your parking lot. Though many paving contractors do great work, most pavement only last about 20 years with regular maintenance, which should occur every 5 years. If it’s been 3 to 5 years since you’ve repaired your asphalt, you should consider getting your parking lot resurfaced. This process involves pouring a new layer of asphalt over the existing asphalt, which fills cracks and provides a brand new smooth surface. Because it uses just another layer of asphalt, resurfacing can also be a lower cost option for many property owners. However, asphalt resurfacing can raise the height of your lot, so asphalt milling is another option.
If your asphalt parking lot or driveway has drainage problems, larger cracks, or serious wear, it might be a better idea to mill the surface. This process involves grinding the top few layers of an existing asphalt surface down, which creates a textured, even subsurface. New asphalt can then be poured over the top. Asphalt milling is recommended for older lots or lots with significant damage. HCI Paving is well versed in all forms of parking lot milling and resurfacing, so they can help you find the perfect way to revamp your parking lot while keeping costs low.