What are the Different Types of Asphalt Repair?

by Pavement Services Concrete contractors Houston
All asphalt surfaces need one-time repair. Asphalt parking usually lasts 5-7 years before repair is required, depending on the initial construction quality. In the early stages, repairs such as minor patches, crack fills, and seal coatings should be minor.

But eventually, small problems begin to grow larger, and solutions begin to become more complex and costly. Budget constraints and other considerations also affect immediate and long-term solutions.

Read on to learn about the four common types of asphalt repair: surface patching, asphalt removal and replacement(peeling and paving), full depth replacement, and milling and paving, and to see which repairs are right for your needs.

What is Surface Patch?

A surface patch is an asphalt repair that is limited to the top 1-2 inches of the existing asphalt surface layer. It's a budget-friendly solution, but often a temporary fix for a small surface area. Asphalt repair Houston recommends surface patching only when dealing with minor asphalt repairs or drainage problems.

Surface patches tend to work only on surface problems because they require a stable foundation to support repairs. Adhesion problems that need to be addressed can also limit the efficiency of repair. Adhesive coating and (in some cases) grinding are two ways to improve adhesion to existing surfaces before applying a new asphalt patch.

Asphalt repair Houston can also patch cracked surfaces, but the original crack is usually reflected back through the patch within two years.

Is the asphalt patch suitable for me?

Paving services recommend asphalt patches only for the following customers:

• The temporary solution required for minimal damage areas
• Need a cost-effective solution
• There is minor damage, such as several small potholes or small crack areas.
• Surface drainage problems

What are Asphalt Removal and replacement(Peel & Pave)?

Peel and pave is a much more durable solution than surface patches and tends to solve reflective cracking problems caused by paving on damaged asphalt.

This process starts with marking the troubled area and cutting it with a saw along these lines for smooth edges. Then, using a skid steer, backhoe or excavator, remove the asphalt to the existing stone lower base. Sub-bases are usually tested to ensure that they can withstand normal vehicle loads before laying new asphalt.

The depth and number of courses of repair depend on the severity of existing damage, the expected vehicle load, and the frequency of traffic. When properly specified and performed, asphalt removal and replacement can extend the life of asphalt surfaces up to 10 times longer than surface patches.

Is Peel & Pave suitable for me?

Asphalt removal and replacement are recommended for the following customers:

• Long-term solutions to asphalt damage are needed.
• The damaged part of the asphalt enters below the surface and penetrates to the stone floor.
• Failure due to the weight or frequency of the vehicle traffic load
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What is Full Depth Repair?

Full-depth repair is a repair that applies asphalt as a complete structural system. Typically, asphalt is mixed with stone processes to provide the necessary strength to form the structural matrix that makes up the permanent system. Sometimes simply removing asphalt to the existing stone floor is not enough to make durable and long-lasting repairs.

If the stone foundation under the asphalt succumbs to traffic and frequency, the asphalt should be thickened to compensate for the lack of stone foundation. However, to thicken the asphalt, you need to remove more stone bases, which makes the system weaker.

Therefore, to counterbalance these weaknesses, more asphalt must be added until the new overall depth system exceeds the original structural strength of the asphalt and stone systems.

What are milling and paving services?

Large areas or entire parking lots may show signs of problems, which may justify introducing more efficient means of removal for more durable and long-term repairs. One such alternative is cold milling.

Cold milling crushes damaged asphalt layers into small gravel-like chunks suitable for reuse to predefined depths. Materials are automatically transported by truck for removal and can be transported back to the asphalt plant for recycling or moved to the new construction site for construction of new roads and parking lots.

This process can provide some cost savings for end-users. Cold milling helps reduce the time required for fine grading and lower disposal costs. In addition, the process is faster because the final packaging can be scheduled much closer to the milling operation, even if not at the same time.

How to choose a contractor

Asphalt has always been an excellent material for parking due to its durability and ease of repair.

However, the best (or correct) repair is often not the cheapest, so the price can vary significantly depending on the estimates of different contractors. Often, contractors underestimate the need for repairs to order work, making it tough to classify the best price from the cheapest.

Discuss with all potential contractors to find the right specifications for your needs, and then have each contractor bid on the same specifications. It will bring you the best value.

If you need asphalt repair, contact Paving Services. Paving Services is committed to providing high-quality, long-term solutions at affordable prices to Houston customers. We serve a wide range of customers across the state.

If you are looking for Asphalt repair near me, Contact us today for a quote on your asphalt repair requirements!

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