Asphalt is a flexible pavement that is used for parking lot, roads, driveways and other surfaces. The flexibility of asphalt allow it to expand and contract with the seasons, but in order to last a long time it must be placed on a solid foundation of crushed stone.
The design life of commercial pavements is generally between 25 and 30 years. During this time, it will not be maintenance-free, however. Crack sealing, patching, sealcoating, and drainage modifications may all be necessary to ensure that an asphalt pavement performs as it is intended to.
Eventually, even with good maintenance, the commercial pavement will need to be resurfaced, and, if done properly, the life cycle will begin again.
Contractors in the Pavement Network are experts at identifying the condition of your pavement and recommending solutions (including nothing, if that is an option) based on weather conditions, sub-base conditions, and available materials in any given region. There is no single solution that will solve asphalt problems in every region of the country. As Pavement Network members, we know that our company's experts can solve your pavement problems in our own geographical areas, and that our network partners can handle your parking lot issues in their geographical areas. You can expect the same high-quality results across the country.