Driveway Resurfacing Saskatoon

Driveway Resurfacing

WHAT IS AN OVERLAY?
Resurfacing any surface area includes the placement of one or many overlays on top of the current pavement. A hot mix of asphalt overlays a levelling coating to smooth out the surface and a second uniform coating to provide the required thickness. Most of the time, parking lots only need one overlay.
Before the paving process, the base must be cleaned entirely for the tack coat to adhere. The tack coat is needed for the new pavement to attach and adhere properly to the older asphalt surface.
Asphalt paving on any surface is a critical investment, so you need to make sure you protect that purchase!

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OVERLAY vs SEALCOATING
Correctly constructed asphalt pavement that is well maintained can last 15 or more years. Sealcoating is a vital part of the maintenance process and is a necessary pavement repair of smaller areas. To prolong the life of your pavement, and reduce its cost, you will ultimately need an asphalt overlay. This is simply an extra hot mix asphalt that is applied to the top of the previously existing pavement.

In the case of overlays, timeliness is crucial. Once pavement deteriorates beyond a certain point, an overlay is mostly a misuse of time and money. The overlay will decline quickly if the pavement is already deteriorated. Sealcoating is an economical process that looks great and gives your surface a protective coating that helps prolong pavement life. A one and half-inches to 2-inch thick asphalt overlay offers structure to your existing pavement, whereas an overlay strengthens the existing pavement. In other words, an overlay is only as strong as the pavement, so ensure it's the right course of action for your property.

OVERLAYS WITH FABRIC
Sometimes, we often suggest a fabric interlay like Petromat or Glasgrid before the application of new asphalt. Fabric interlays can help as serving as a moisture barrier and helps reduce damage from the original surface or the new overlay. A correctly applied overlay can help extend your initial pavement's lifespan by 15 years or more.