If you want to go from concrete to asphalt in your parking lot it is no problem to pave over the existing concrete. If you are considering doing this, please contact us so we can explain the pros and cons of performing such a service.
Repairing those areas as soon as possible is best practice to avoid further deterioration of the asphalt as well as the areas spreading. By completing your asphalt repairs sooner than later you will find more money in your budget in the long run.
The four biggest advantages of asphalt are that its economical to install and maintain, its durable, is safe and reliable, and it is highly recyclable which is why it is the most recycled material in Nebraska and throughout the world.
This is actually mineral deposits from the asphalt emulsion sealer. As the sealer sits over time the pH drops and increases the amount of minerals that come to the surface of your parking lot as it dries. While it doesn’t look that visually appealing it completely washes off with a good rain and doesn't harm the finished product.
Asphalt sealcoating should be done every one to three years. This varies based on the amount of traffic the parking lot receives as well as the amount of snow removal seen during the winter months.
In most cases staying off your newly paved asphalt for 24 hours is a great rule of thumb. If your parking lot was just sealcoated the same 24 hour rule will apply. In extremely warm weather we may request you to stay off of it for 1-2 days to allow the surface to fully cool.
Whether it is newly paved asphalt or a freshly sealed coated asphalt parking lot the surface will be very black. In some cases of newly paved asphalt you may notice roller marks or areas where hand work was done being more noticeable. This is completely normal and after a short amount of time being regularly used the surface will blend together and have a smooth appearance.
No, our asphalt emulsion sealer will not completely fill a crack in your parking lot. The preferred method to repair this is to apply Deery super stretch rubberized hot melt filler and by doing this, it will slow the creation of new cracks. In a lot of cases parking lots are left unkept for too long and have deteriorated so badly that applying Deery super stretch rubberized hot melt filler in the cracks will not fix your issue. At that point asphalt patching or asphalt paving will be needed to prevent further deterioration.