Kalamazoo Asphalt Paving Company
Kalamazoo Asphalt Paving Company

FAQ's About Asphalt Parking Lot Paving

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Once your asphalt commercial parking lot starts showing signs of deterioration, it’s time to consider replacement. As a business owner, you know it’s important to keep your parking lot functional and safe for customers. For example, large asphalt potholescan reduce the number of usable parking spots in your lot. To maintain the curb appeal of your business, you’ll need to contact an experienced Kalamazoo asphalt contractor.

What are the benefits of asphalt?

Asphalt pavement is less expensive than other types of pavement, while still being able to withstand many years of heavy traffic. Asphalt parking lots tend to have longer life spans than alternative pavements and are even recyclable. To learn more about the benefits of asphalt pavement, we recommend speaking with an asphalt contractor in your area.

How long do asphalt parking lots typically last?

When given proper asphalt maintenance, your new parking lot should last between 20 and 30 years. We also recommend you do your research before hiring an asphalt contractor to make sure they do quality work.

If an asphalt parking lot is constructed without the proper slope, it could lead to drainage problems in the future. Other factors that can affect the lifespan of a parking lot include weather conditions, proper drainage, and how your parking lot is used. An experienced asphalt paving contractor will make sure your parking lot is constructed to last for years.

Is there a time of year that is better to install an asphalt parking lot?

Asphalt parking lots can be installed year-round. However, the weather conditions will need to be dry during the day of installation. If it is snowing or raining, your asphalt contractor will schedule the parking lot paving for another day. The temperature and ground conditions must also permit for asphalt parking lot installation.

What are the types of ongoing maintenance I should expect on an asphalt parking lot?

We recommend customers watch out for asphalt cracks and potholes so that they can be repaired before they grow into larger expenses. Sealcoating your commercial drivewaywill also provide a protective layer against UV rays, precipitation, and automobile fluids.

Should I put a sealcoat on my parking lot?

Sealcoating is applied to the surface of your parking lot to protect it from water penetration, UV rays, and automobile fluids. We recommend customers invest in sealcoating every few years to slow down the deterioration process.

When should my parking lot be resurfaced?

An asphalt contractor will be able to test your parking lot to determine if it’s ready to be resurfaced. Asphalt resurfacing is necessary when the top asphalt is heavily oxidized, but the foundation is still in good condition.

How long after paving a parking lot can it be driven on?

You will need to wait at least 24 hours before walking or driving on your new parking lot.

What are the advantages of asphalt over concrete?

Asphalt is less expensive than concrete to repair and can be easily resurfaced.

If you are interested in our asphalt parking lot paving service, please feel free to call our Kalamazoo asphalt contractorsat (269) 496-7281. The parking lot pavers at TM Asphalt Sealing are dedicated to helping customers restore the appearance and function of their asphalt surfaces.