Asphalt and Pavement Resurfacing

Resurfacing an area involves the placement of one or more asphalt overlays on top of existing pavements. A hotmix asphalt overlay can include a leveling course to even out the pavement surface and a second uniform coarse to provide the necessary thickness.

Resurfacing in parking lots generally requires only one overlay.  Except for removing the entire existing lot, and constructing a new lot from the subbase up, resurfacing is the most appearance improving method available.

When preparing pavements for resurfacing, remove and replace specifications can be modified. The hole doesn’t need to be as deep and the base course binder asphalt pavement can be used as the surface course. The reason for the modification is that the asphalt pavement overlay will be the surface course for both the lot and the section that was removed and replaced.

Marriot Griffin Gate parking lot - resurface & stripe

Marriot Griffin Gate parking lot - resurface & stripe

Marriot Griffin Gate parking lot - resurface & stripe

Marriot Griffin Gate parking lot - resurface & stripe

Once the binder asphalt pavement has been compacted, then the entire area can be paved with 1.5 inches to two inches of a new wearing surface to cap all repairs.

Lexington Green Office Complex w/Theatre - resurface & stripe

Lexington Green Office Complex w/Theatre - resurface & stripe

Once other repairs are made, preparation for resurfacing requires cleaning the surface using either a blower or sweeper, applying a tack coat for adhesive purposes, and then paving per overlay specifications.
The picture below shows milling a complete parking area approx. 1 ½” to allow for the new overlay height.

Milling along concrete gutter for flush tie-in at Marriot Griffith Gate 1

Milling along concrete gutter for flush tie-in at Marriot Griffith Gate 1

Milling along concrete gutter for flush tie-in at Marriot Griffith Gate 2

Milling along concrete gutter for flush tie-in at Marriot Griffith Gate 2

Once other repairs are made, preparation for resurfacing requires cleaning the surface using either a blower or sweeper, applying a tack coat for adhesive purposes, and then paving per overlay specifications.