Asphalt Paving: Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: Mar 21
Whatever your asphalt paving needs are, commercial parking lot, driveway, roadway, etc. we are here to answer your questions and provide tips on all things asphalt paving related
We applaud you for doing your due diligence in researching for your next asphalt paving project. We know this might be an overwhelming process for you, so we wrote down a list of the most common questions and concerns we receive. We hope this gives you some insight in the process, and can help guide you in your asphalt paving decision. Let's get into it!
1 - Why Choose Asphalt Paving?
There are a variety of paving methods to choose from; however, asphalt paving is
among the most reliable and affordable option. Asphalt is less expensive than concrete, and when properly maintained can last more than 25 years.
2 - Why Choose AMI for Your Asphalt Paving Needs?
AMI Construction has over 28 years of professional asphalt paving experience, as well as a team of experts in the field and top-notch equipment. Our mission is to glorify God while performing hassle-free projects. We are committed to scheduling at a time that is most convenient so as to not disrupt your business.
"AMI did a great job on our parking lot project. They were able to come after hours during the week, so as to not inconvenience our clients." – Client Testimonial
3 - How Do I Maintain My Asphalt?
This is a very important question, and if you are wondering this you are on the right track! It would be incorrect to assume that after your asphalt installation, you are worry-free for the next 20-30 years. Rather, we have several recommendations to get the most out of your service. For starters, we recommend sealcoating your asphalt surface one month after the installation, and then every 2-3 years after. We also recommend making it a habit to inspect your asphalt surface weekly for any debris, dirt, stains, or weeds. Most importantly, if you notice any potholes, cracks, or other blemishes, promptly contact your asphalt paving contractors to schedule repairs!
4 - What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Paving?
Properly-laid asphalt provides a good first impression of your business, provides a comfortable & predictable surface for foot and wheelchair traffic, provides a smooth and consistent surface for vehicle traffic while also minimising the risk of costly vehicle maintenance. It can also increase the value of your property.
5 - Is My Property ADA Compliant?
ADA compliance is mainly centered around having accessible entrances and exits, a sufficient quantity of accessible parking lot spaces, and keeping these features well-maintained. There are many guidelines involved in ADA compliance. With AMI, we always build projects that are ADA complaint so you have peace of mind.
6 - How Long Does It Take for Asphalt to Cure?
It takes anywhere from 3-12 months for asphalt to completely cure. It is important to note that during this time period, it is more prone to damage. However, an advantage of asphalt is that the installation process is easier and quicker than other alternatives. The asphalt cools and hardens quickly after installation, and is usable
7 - What is Asphalt Seal-Coating?
Asphalt seal-coating is a preventative treatment that helps to ensure the maximum longevity of the asphalt surface, by providing a protective barrier against gas, water, salt, and oil. It helps to seal small cracks that could become larger if not treated. Seal-coating also helps keep water from permeating the asphalt. In addition, it restores the dark colour of the fresh asphalt.
8 - How Often Should I Seal-Coat My Surface?
After a new paving job, you should wait until the asphalt surface is completely cured (which typically takes about a year) until you seal-coat it. Then after the first seal-coat, seal-coating should be performed every 2-3 years.
Hopefully, this article helped to answer your asphalt paving questions. Asphalt overall is a durable, flexible material while also being cost-effective. With regular maintenance, it can last for many years. You should always use a professional contractor for any of your asphalt paving needs. AMI would be happy to serve you! Click here to get a project quote