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How to Tell When Your Business Needs Parking Lot Resurfacing

How to Tell When Your Business Needs Parking Lot Resurfacing

Is your business parking lot beginning to look like it may need resurfacing? Asphalt is the most ideal material for parking lots because of its durability, long lifespan, and little maintenance needs. Unfortunately, there are times when your asphalt surfaces may require repairs or resurfacing services to keep it in tip-top shape. Resurfacing is the cheapest and quickest option to go about mending cracks and other damage. For that reason, you need to know how to tell when your business needs parking lot resurfacing.

Resurfacing fills cracks, potholes, and other issues before putting a new asphalt surface on top of your old one. But when should you turn to resurfacing instead of minor repair procedures?

5 Ways to Tell When Your Business Needs Parking Lot Resurfacing

1. Cracks

Asphalt cracking is inevitable, and each type of cracking found means something different. Here are the most common asphalt cracks our contractors at Wright Construction find:

  • Alligator Cracks: Indicate issues within the asphalt’s structure that cannot be fixed with patching.

  • Edge Cracks: These are found within the outer edge of your parking lot, and should be addressed immediately, as they spread.

  • Longitudinal Cracks: These require full, in-depth repair as they run across the entire surface of the asphalt.

Scheduling repairs for these types of cracks is crucial to the health of your asphalt.

2. Potholes

Potholes are the result of cracks left unchecked. This makes for water pooling, possible vehicular damage, and further cracking of your asphalt surface. Potholes usually require full-blown removal and reinstallation of the asphalt, especially if there are potholes in multitude.

3. Depressions

Depressions, or a mix of dips and rivets in your asphalt, come from installation errors. The base layers of asphalt need to be laid and compacted perfectly. When they’re not, depressions are the outcome. Depressions should be fixed immediately to prevent water damage due to pooling. This usually requires patch replacement and a new overlay.

4. Ruts

Ruts happen when cracks and depressions combine as further damage. These are severely damaging to your asphalt. To salvage your parking lot, it’s recommended to seek asphalt removal and resurfacing services.

5. Shoving

Shoving is an unnatural rippled pattern on the surface of your parking lot. When left unchecked, shoving leads to severe cracking. Shoving can be repaired with full-depth repairs followed by resurfacing services.

Contact Wright Construction for Your Resurfacing Needs!

If your asphalt parking lot needs resurfacing, rely on the professionals at Wright Construction! We get the job done right the very first time. Our licensed and experienced crew members work hard and efficiently to get your project finished as soon as possible, so you can get back to life quickly! Need to schedule a resurfacing project or receive a free quote? Call us today! We can’t wait to hear from you.


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