Apartment complexes, public buildings, commercial properties, and manufacturing facilities have driveways and parking lots that need to be paved with concrete or blacktop. These surfaces are strong and durable but they work hard and must endure weather conditions, vehicle traffic, and imperfect base conditions. Over time, cracks and potholes can develop. An industrial paving contractor such as Colt Concrete & Asphalt can repair or replace damaged hard surface areas.
Maintaining And Repairing Concrete and Asphalt Surfaces
Anywhere the public walks and drives needs to be smooth and safe. Driveways, sidewalks, and parking areas give customers and guests the first impression of a company or other entity. How can a patient have faith in the care they will receive at a clinic with a parking lot full of potholes and cracks? A construction company or home builder with a parking lot in bad repair does not give potential customers a good first impression about their construction ability or quality.
A badly kept parking lot can lead to accidents and injuries. Injured people may sue for medical costs or repairs to damaged vehicles. Small holes and cracks get larger and more expensive to repair if neglected. A yearly examination and repair by an Industrial Paving Contractor may prove to be very cost-effective over time.
To Repair Or To Replace?
If a parking lot or a driveway is in bad condition, it may be more cost effective to have it ripped out and replaced by new concrete or asphalt. Why did the paving fail? Both concrete and asphalt paving must be properly installed to last. The substrate or base must be stable to give the paving proper support. A good quality paving company when called to add a new paved area or replace an existing paved area will inspect the soil base.
They may need to remove base material and replace it with gravel. Then, they must compact the base evenly to eliminate any soft spots or air pockets. When the base is properly prepared, a thick layer of concrete or blacktop will be laid and finished to a smooth, strong surface.
Paved surfaces to be repaired will be examined and then the bad areas will be removed. The areas to be repaired will be properly prepared and then replacement material will be installed. The repairs will be blended with the existing pavement for a seamless look. For more information, go to Coltconcrete.com. You can also connect them on Facebook.