Asphalt patching is a required form of maintenance to lengthen the life of your asphalt parking lot and protect your investment. Different depths of patching may be required depending upon the condition of the asphalt parking lot. A few things we think about when determining the depth of a patch are:
- What type of traffic does this parking lot receive?
- Do dumpster trucks travel through this area?
- What is the existing depth of asphalt on this parking lot?
- What is the existing type of subgrade?
The correct depth is important to prevent the asphalt from cracking in the same way that it had before. When designing a solution with asphalt repairs, determining the proper depth is only part of the solution. Curb appeal is important for all businesses and we want to make the asphalt repairs aesthetically appealing. For example a square patch looks better than a triangular or circular patch. If you have many small patches in a close proximity, it may be best to create one large patch to take care of all the areas. This will improve the aesthetics and can speed up production.