We use only hot asphalt or Sealmaster Patchmaster to ensure your parking lot repairs will last.
Advanta-Kleen Sealcoat & Striping Hot Mix and Cold Mix
Fixing potholes in your parking lot quickly is important for several reasons:
Preventing bigger problems later on: Potholes allow water to penetrate your parking lot. Water that sits on asphalt and seeps into the cracks will eventually deteriorate the base of your parking lot, requiring much larger repairs later.
Maintaining curb appeal: Potholes make your property look rundown and uninviting to customers.
The least expensive and least intrusive option for repairing this type of hazard is to fill the holes using hot mix asphalt. Hot mix asphalt patch is a temporary fix, and its lifetime will depend on traffic and use. Hot mix asphalt patch is a temporary fix until a more permanent option is performed.
Cold Mix Patch
Cold mix is a patch alternative that can be used as a temporary fix for potholes. Although cold mix patching will not last very long, it can help maintain the asphalt surface until higher quality repairs can be made.
Patching and Repair
Failed areas of a parking lot need to be repaired to prevent further deterioration and base erosion. This will help to extend the life of the parking lot, delaying the need for complete removals. Several options are available to repair failed asphalt, including full depth repair,
partial depth repair, and surface patching.
Surface patching involves installing 1–2 inches of asphalt in designated failing areas of the parking lot. It is similar to resurfacing but on a smaller scale. The asphalt is installed with an asphalt paver and compacted much like the installation of the original parking lot. This option is often suggested for areas that are cracking but not crumbling.
Although a surface patch will help prevent water from further penetrating the asphalt, it is still a temporary fix, with an estimated lifetime of approximately two years, depending on traffic and use of the area. The edges of the patch are tapered to the original asphalt and are subject to abuse by by general traffic.
Partial Depth Repair
A partial depth repair involves grinding off the top 2–3 inches of asphalt, replacing it with new compacted asphalt. Although a partial depth repair is more costly than surface patching, it is a considerably less expensive option than a full depth repair and can be performed in about half the time. Partial depth repair is only feasible when the deterioration occurs in the surface layer of asphalt. It is not suggested when problems are caused by a sub-base failure. One benefit of performing a partial depth repair rather than patching is that the edges and grade match the surrounding asphalt, which eliminates problems with raveling edges.
Full Depth Repair
A full depth repair is necessary when the failed area can’t be fixed with any general maintenance techniques. A full depth repair requires removing all asphalt in the failing areas all the way to the sub-base. If the sub-base is found to be soft, the area will be undercut until a solid base is found. Aggregate is then installed and the asphalt replaced. Annual inspections and periodic patching of your asphalt surface can help prevent serious deterioration and the need for full depth repairs.