When is Pavement Too Old for an Overlay?

When you have pavement that’s too damaged for more simple asphalt repair services, an asphalt overlay can be a great choice. It’s not a pavement repair that can be applied over and over again, however, and sometimes asphalt pavement can be too old for an overlay.

What is Asphalt Overlay?

What pavement professionals call an overlay is a new layer of asphalt laid over an existing asphalt surface, just like adding a new layer of shingles over a roof. It provides a new top layer, but it’s not always the right choice for pavement repair.

When is Pavement Too Old for an Overlay?

When you have damaged pavement, many property owners wonder if the recommended asphalt repair services will work or if their pavement is too old for an overlay. The answer depends on a lot of factors.

  • Pavement Age – When your asphalt pavement is more than 10-15 years old, overlay may not be a good fix.
  • Repeated Pavement Repairs – If your pavement has been repaired several times, these areas of new asphalt may not match the existing surface, and the old damage my show through the new layer.
  • Base Layer Compromised – If damage has gone down through the asphalt layers to the gravel base, a new layer on top won’t remain smooth and even.

Contact Tri County Asphalt, Visalia CA’s Pavement Repair Experts

With over 25 years experience in the paving industry, Tri County Asphalt is the most experienced paving company in the San Joaquin Valley area of California. Our asphalt experts can give your pavement a thorough inspection and work with you to find the repair services that will produce the best results for the lowest cost. This includes both asphalt overlay and full depth asphalt replacement.

Think asphalt overlay services can repair your broken pavement? Contact Tri County Asphalt right away!

We’re eager to help you with all of you asphalt paving, sealcoating & repair needs. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost-effective manner.
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