Is Asphalt a good choice for a parking lot in Florida? Yes, and we don’t have the frost freeze cycles like they do up north. Asphalt parking lots are easily repaired and we always suggest a scheduled maintenance program to keep your asphalt looking like new for many years to come. Asphalt parking lots increase your property value and cost about half as much as concrete parking lots.
Is Florida Paveworks a good choice to do my asphalt parking lot? Florida Paveworks has offices all over Florida as seen below and we’ve been in business longer than all of our competitors. We have an excellent record with the BBB and we’re State Certified General Contractors that can handle all of your needs like spillways and underground utility repairs if needed. Florida Paveworks is State Certified and insured, and we provide free written estimates and consultations before bidding any work. We also have offices all over the State of Florida, so we’re your Local Asphalt Paving Contractor.
How long do Asphalt parking lots last? A properly installed driveway should last 25-30 years, with adequate care and maintenance. Overlays (paving over existing asphalt) can be expected to last 7-15 years; the durability of an overlay is largely dependent on the condition of the original pavement and stability of the base underneath.
Will Florida Paveworks do warranty work on my Asphalt parking lot after its Installed? We’ll give you with the finest warranty in the asphalt industry on materials and workmanship for asphalt paving and repairs. Asphalt maintenance is a one-year warranty on materials and workmanship.
What’s involved in installing an Asphalt parking lot? This depends on the scope of the asphalt work being done. The complexities of the asphalt job will vary from simple repairs, to asphalt maintenance or asphalt overlays. We’ll give you a timeline before we begin any work and we’ll keep the schedule a long as weather permits.
What are we responsible for if Florida Paveworks installs our asphalt parking lot? Florida Paveworks is a full service State Certified General Contractor so we can permit and handle all phases of the asphalt paving and any other work that needs to be completed to finish your asphalt parking lot on time. We will need access to water and power in some cases. If need be we can provide both.
What happens when the asphalt paving is completed? For the first 6-12 months after it is installed your asphalt will be the most susceptible to damage. Usually cosmetic like surface scuffing from wheels on extremely heavy trucks that must turning sharply but they will fade over time as the asphalt parking lot cures and becomes more durable. You should make sure that there are no corrosive liquids on the asphalt like gasoline or transmission fluid because they will cause damage to the surface of the asphalt.
How long before we can use the new asphalt parking lot? You should wait at least 3 days in our hot weather in Florida, because heat is escaping the newly laid asphalt. You can walk asphalt right away, but be careful of sharp objects which can penetrate the asphalt when it is freshly laid.
What does asphalt look like when you’re completed? Asphalt that is freshly laid will appear smoother in some areas than others, because of the asphalt itself, with different sized stones, amounts of sand and tar.
What is Asphalt overlay? An asphalt overlay is applying asphalt paving that’s approximately 2 inches thick over existing asphalt that is cracked or has a poor surface appearance. We won’t recommend asphalt overlays for asphalt parking lots that are severely cracked or uneven. Florida Paveworks will give you the best advice in the asphalt industry to determine whether or not an asphalt overlay will be appropriate for your existing asphalt parking lot. Overlays cost less than asphalt replacement, but will usually only last about ten to fifteen years.
What kind of maintenance is required for a new asphalt parking lot? You should seal your new asphalt parking lot in the first 24 months and after that at least every 3 to 4 years depending on the amount of traffic your asphalt parking lot gets. Filling cracks in the asphalt will be necessary as the asphalt continues to age.
What is the recommended scheduled maintenance on asphalt parking lots? You should inspect your asphalt once a year unless some catastrophic damage occurs. When there are cracks in the asphalt, our maintenance crews will use a pavement router to grind loose material or debris from the cracks in the asphalt. The cracks will then be cleaned with an asphalt heat-lance which uses forced super heated air to drive any moisture from the cracks in the asphalt to allow a proper bond with the hot crack sealant we use to fill the crack.
Does Florida Paveworks use infrared repair? Infrared asphalt pavement repair is used only when small sections of the asphalt pavement have failed. We lower a 6’ X 8’ panel over the failed area of asphalt and flame less infrared heat is applied until the area becomes soft. We will scarify the asphalt with a steel rake and new hot-mix asphalt is added to reconstitute the damaged area of asphalt, which is then leveled out and compacted to match the asphalt around it. This will save you a lot of money when only a small area of asphalt needs to be repaired.
Keep the questions coming, we’ll answer them all on the phone and we always post some of them here for our new customers.
With over 25 years experience, Florida Paveworks proudly providing services in Tampa, Ocala, Orlando, Lakeland, Fort Myers, Palm Harbor, Sarasota and the surrounding areas. Call us now for a free estimate at 727-474-0402 or 800-986-3231.
Florida Paveworks has offices throughout central and southern Florida. Below is a list of our other offices in Florida…
Asphalt Paving Contractors Tampa: 503 East Jackson Street 33602 Phone: (813) 527-0578
Asphalt Paving Contractors Fort Myers Phone (239) 491-7007
Asphalt Paving Contractors Sarasota: 7350 S. Tamiami Trail 32431 Phone (941) 320-4664
Asphalt Paving Contractors Lakeland: 3616 Harden Blvd Phone (863) 614-0061
Asphalt Paving Contractors Palm Harbor: 35246 US HWY 19 North 34684 Phone (727) 474-0402
Asphalt Paving Contractors Ocala (352) 414-1654
Asphalt Paving Contractors Orlando 630 South Kirkman Rd 32811 Phone (407) 770-8993