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While asphalt is a durable and cost-effective paving option, it is prone to wear and tear over time. An Asphalt overlay is a great way to maintain your asphalt paving that is beginning to show signs of deterioration before a total full-depth replacement is needed. Read on to learn how an asphalt overlay can save you time and money.

What Is AnAsphalt Overlay?

Asphalt overlay is a thin layer of asphalt (typically not less than 1.5”) that is applied to a deteriorating asphalt or concrete surface. This simple process allows construction crews to repair minor imperfections without replacing the entire rock base and subbase. While asphalt overlays are a great option for general road maintenance, large imperfections like potholes and ruts might still require that part of a road is replacedfull depth.

Save on Future Repairs

Asphalt overlays are very popular among project managers because they can save both time and money. Replacing a road is a costly process that will require you to close the road for the entire duration of the construction project. Asphalt overlays are performed in a fraction of the time for less money, making them a great alternative!

Asphalt Overlay Process

In order to determine if an asphalt overlay is the best solution for your road or pavement, our team will first perform an asphalt assessment. Next, we will scarily the surface of the road to ensure that a strong and even surface remains. This will give us the best overlay results. After milling the road, our team repairs damage to the road, then we mill any transitions and apply a tack coat. Finally, we place the new asphalt on top and roll it to meet proper compaction. The result is a repaired road that functions as if it were completely replaced.