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Asphalt pavement requires regular maintenance in order to stay strong. But is simple maintenance enough for your pavement, or do you need an asphalt replacement? It depends on a few different factors. In this article, we’ll compare asphalt resurfacing vs. replacement so you can decide which service is right for you.

Asphalt Resurfacing

Asphalt resurfacing allows contractors to repair cracks and holes in your asphalt without replacing the entire pavement. During a resurfacing, the top layer of asphalt is removed and then replaced. It’s a great option for pavement that has a few minor damages but still has a strong foundation.

Patch Repairs

Patch repairs are another popular option for minor asphalt damage. Usually, patch repairs are used to fix a single crack or damaged area. If an accident caused a small amount of damage on one part of the pavement, then a patch repair can quickly restore the area, fixing the look of your asphalt and also preventing further damage from forming.

What About Asphalt Replacement?

Patch repairs and asphalt resurfacing are both used to fix minor issues on the pavement surface. An asphalt replacement, on the other hand, completely replaces and restores the pavement. This makes it the best option for deep, structural problems or widespread areas of damage.

Asphalt replacement is also the best option for older pavements. Of course, asphalt does not last forever, so many contractors prefer to replace older asphalt as resurfacing and/or patch repairs will only provide you with temporary results.

Asphalt Resurfacing Vs. Replacement

When choosing between asphalt resurfacing vs. replacement, there are a few things you should consider. The first is the size and scope of your asphalt damage. Do you need a simple or more complex repair? You should also consider the age and general condition of your asphalt. Repairing is great for fixing otherwise healthy pavement, whereas replacement lets you start fresh.

Working With a Contractor

Still not sure which asphalt service is right for you? American Parking Control is here to help. Our team offers a wide variety of asphalt services, from simple patch repairs to full asphalt replacements. Call us today to book a consultation.