CALL 315.287.4400 National Pavement


get answers to common questions

Img 0599
Question Answer
How do I know if my parking lot is in need of pavement maintenance or a full mill and pave? To pave or not to pave. That is often the question. Applying sealcoat to a severely failing parking lot will not preserve or protect it. You wouldn’t use paint to fill a crack in your home’s foundation. The paint will cover the problem but it won’t fix the crack. The same applies to asphalt. Weathered asphalt that is dull and gray with shallow cracks but is structurally sound can be revitalized through a pavement maintenance program that includes crack sealing, sealcoating and a fresh line stripe. It also extends the life of your asphalt.A failing lot has many indicators a full repave is in order. Are there numerous and continuous cracks and crumbling asphalt also known as “alligatoring”? Has poor drainage and long-term standing water seeped below the lot surface causing an unstable sub surface? Is your parking lot uneven or have deep ruts in heavy traffic areas? Is the lot a patchwork of recurring repair areas and emergency “fixes”? If any or all of these apply to your lot it’s time to mill and pave.
How often should I evaluate the condition of my parking lots? You should thoroughly evaluate your lot every calendar year. Traffic, severe weather with extreme temperature changes and plow damage takes its toll on your asphalt. You should spot check your lot at least once every season, particularly after winter going into spring.
When is the best time to address my parking lot issues? Today! The longer you wait, the more complex (read: expensive) the solution will be. There are many instances when short-term fixes will be appropropriate. Do not confuse that approach with a proactive pavement maintenance program executed over time. Save time and money and prolong the life of your existing asphalt by addressing your parking lot issues today.
How much do your services cost? There are many variables that determine final costs. The size and condition of the lot are the two most important factors. The needed scope or scopes also factor prominently. National Pavement is among the most competitive paving and pavement maintenance contractors in the country. We work within your budget while providing quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. It all begins with the evaluation so don’t delay.
Should I get multiple estimates before choosing a paving or pavement maintenance contractor? Of course budgets rule the day but don’t forget to do your homework and ask questions. The lowest bid may end up costing you in the end and the highest bid doesn’t guarantee the best results. Choosing a reputable, experienced contractor means you have a true partner dedicated to successful outcomes. Call us for an evaluation, a bid request or just to ask a question. The team at Nation Pavement is ready to answer your questions and get to work.