Asphalt resurfacing, sometimes called an asphalt overlay, can boost the appearance of your driveway or car park and ensure it lasts for many years.

For most traffic areas, there comes a time when repairing by filling potholes reaches its limit. This is when asphalt resurfacing should be considered. It’s a cost-effective alternative if the quality of the existing surface is still suitable.

Claremont Asphalt will assess your current surface and recommend the best approach, regardless of the size of the area.

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How Does Asphalt Resurfacing Work?

Asphalt resurfacing involves the following:

  • Filling of potholes and low-lying areas with hot mix asphalt. Over time as the driveway / carpark ages potholes will form, areas will subside (rotting tree roots, collapsed soak well lids etc). Prior to resurfacing, we attend to these areas to ensure the new layer of asphalt is perfect.
  • Mechanically sweep and apply tack coat. Prior to resurfacing, we remove all loose materials by sweeping the area with a mechanical sweeper. A tack coat is a binder that ensures the bonding between the old and new asphalt layers.
  • Cutting edges to ensure a smooth transition. Asphalt is cut around drain lids and along edges, ensuring your new asphalt driveway construction is laid professionally and up to construction standards.
  • Ensuring water flows to existing drainage. Any areas collecting water are attended to and any additional drainage required is installed

How Does Asphalt Resurfacing Look?

Asphalt Resurfacing FAQs

Yes, it is best practice to reseal your asphalt driveway or asphalt pavement every two to three years depending on wear. Our professional team will provide you with a cost-effective solution the keep your asphalt driveway looking new, with no cracks, no potholes, and a new surface that will leave your neighbours envious.

No, there are now many options for finishing your asphalt surface. Your brand new driveway doesn’t have to be black. We use acrylic surface sealant to make your project exactly what you want.

Spring, Western Australia has a unique climate that allows for asphalt to be laid almost all year round. That said, spring is the optimal time. This is because it is generally cooler than summer and is not prone to rain. Giving the asphalt the best chance of setting/curing without any issues.

Asphalt can last a very long time, following proper maintenance you can easily get 20 years of life out of your asphalt surfaces. Tending to repairs and cracks will help prolong your driveway and parking lots.

The time it takes to resurface an asphalt driveway or parking lot depends on the size and complexity of the project. At Claremont Asphalt, we understand the importance of efficiency and minimizing disruption for our clients. We work diligently to complete our projects as efficiently as possible, and for an accurate timeline on your specific project, we encourage you to get in touch with our team of experts at Claremont Asphalt. We will assess your project requirements and provide you with an accurate timeline based on the size and complexity of your resurfacing project.

The overall cost of an asphalt carpark installation depends on the size of the project and the condition of the existing site. Our team of skilled asphalt contractors can assess your site and provide you with a comprehensive quote. Get in touch with the team today for a free site assessment and quote!

In general, it is recommended that asphalt driveways and parking lots be resurfaced every 10-15 years. However, this timeline may need to be adjusted based on the specific conditions of your surface.

Here are some common signs that an asphalt driveway or parking lot may need to be resurfaced:

  1. Cracks: Small cracks in the asphalt surface can be repaired, but if they become larger and more extensive, it may be time for resurfacing.
  2. Potholes: Potholes are a sign of serious asphalt damage and can be a hazard to vehicles and pedestrians.
  3. Drainage issues: If water is pooling on the surface of the asphalt or if there are signs of erosion, it may be time for resurfacing.
  4. Uneven surface: If there are areas of the asphalt surface that are noticeably lower or higher than others, it may be a sign that the asphalt is failing and needs to be resurfaced.
  5. Age: Asphalt driveways and parking lots have a lifespan of around 20 years, so if your asphalt surface is approaching or exceeding this age, it may be time for resurfacing.
  6. Wear and tear: Heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions, and exposure to sunlight can all cause wear and tear on asphalt surfaces over time, which can be a sign that resurfacing is necessary.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have a professional asphalt contractor inspect the surface to determine whether resurfacing is the best course of action.

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