Do you have pavement to maintain on your residential or commercial property? You likely know that pavement can develop cracks over time but this does not mean you need to replace all of the pavement regularly. Another much easier option would be to instead contact a pavement contractor about resurfacing. Here's what resurfacing does and why it's a good idea for your pavement.
Resurfacing Puts a Fresh Layer Down
Resurfacing refers to the act of putting a fresh layer of concrete down on top of the pavement that is already there. Once the pavement dries and settles into place, it can help fix some of the underlying issues in a variety of ways.
Resurfacing Makes Pavement Look New and Smooth
When you have pavement that is uneven or has multiple cracks, you are likely dealing with an aesthetic nightmare. Whether it's your driveway, parking lot, or another important part of your home or business, you don't want to let a bunch of cracks ruin your curb appeal. Resurfacing leaves pavement looking like it's brand new because it is new, at least on top.
Resurfacing Reinforces the Pavement
Resurfacing doesn't just cover up blemishes with fresh pavement, it also makes the underlying pavement stronger and more durable than it was before. When you let a small crack go untreated, you likely will notice that it slowly turns into a bigger crack. By filling up or covering up those cracks on a regular basis, you reinforce the strength of the original pavement underneath the new layer you are putting down.
Resurfacing Addresses Safety Concerns
If your pavement has become especially uneven or brittle and filled with cracks, you might have more than just a visual mess to clean up. Uneven pavement or pavement with cracks could be a tripping and safety hazard for your business or your family and friends. Don't leave yourself up to a negligence claim after someone trips and falls on the uneven pavement on your property. Keep in mind that filling up those cracks also ensures that pests won't be able to get inside and cause even further issues.
Resurfacing Is Cost Effective Over Time
Resurfacing should be done on a regular basis. Each resurfacing appointment costs money, but you are greatly expanding the lifespan of your pavement in general and even multiple resurfacing appointments will likely cost less than fully removing and replacing your pavement entirely.
Contact a local resurfacing service to learn more.