3 Things You Didn’t Know About Parking Lot Overlay
by ima vex | Oct 2, 2022 | Parking Lot 

Asphalt overlay is a paving method in which a new layer of asphalt is applied on top of a deteriorating surface. The existing layers of asphalt are used as a base for the new asphalt pavement rather than tearing up the old asphalt and reconstructing it. We have put together 3 frequently asked questions about asphalt overlay that you were wondering about:  

1.) Can you overlay asphalt  

Yes! Properly paved parking lots can last from 20 to 30 years, however, they will need to be maintained, repaired, or even replaced. When it comes time to fix up your parking lot, an asphalt overlay might be the best option for you! Asphalt overlay will repair minor damages and help you avoid expensive replacement costs in the future. While performing maintenance on your parking lot by patching, sealing, or repairing individual cracks is good, there may come a time when asphalt overlay is a more cost-effective option.  

2.) Is it ok to put new asphalt over old asphalt  

Yes, a layer of asphalt can be applied on top of an existing asphalt surface! Asphalt overlay is a good option when the core asphalt surface is still intact. A resurface will only be as good as the underlying layers, so it is important to make sure that if 25-35% or more of the area needs to be removed due to underlying base issues, then an asphalt overlay is not the best option for you. 

3.) How long will an asphalt overlay last  

How long an asphalt overlay lasts depends on many factors such as weather patterns, harshness of the elements, how many heavy trucks or machinery drive on the surface, how thick the asphalt layer is, and the condition of the underlying core surface layers, and how well the surface has been maintained throughout the years. Depending on these factors and asphalt overlay will last approximately 8-15 years. HASCO provides all stages of asphalt repair and installation. For more than 20 years, HASCO has provided unmatched customer service and the highest quality workmanship. Our experienced team will help evaluate your asphalt and recommend the best procedure for your parking lot or driveway. We utilize a wide variety of high quality products to make any project a reality. Regardless of project size, we can customize a solution to meet even the tightest of timelines, even if you need to use your parking lot the very next day. Contact us for a free, no obligation estimate today.