A concrete overlay can transform your deteriorated asphalt surface.
A deteriorated asphalt parking lot that's full of potholes and puddles is not only an eyesore; it's also a safety hazard to anyone who uses it. But that rutted asphalt surface can easily and economically be transformed into an attractive, functional parking area by letting Hawkins Construction and Flat Work cover it with a concrete overlay, or "white topping".
Standard overlays are 4-6 inches thick, but they can be as thin as 2 inches (for low-volume roads) or as thick as 17-20 inches (for airport runways). One of the advantages of overlays is the simplicity with how it is applied. Surface preparation is minimal, and existing concrete paving equipment can be used for placement.
A properly designed concrete overlay installed by Hawkins Construction and Flat Work will provide many years of low-maintenance service. You can expect a life cycle of at least 20 years, while some have lasted for as long as 30-40 years. Although concrete has a higher initial cost than asphalt, it lasts much longer and requires less maintenance, resulting in a significantly lower life cycle cost. If you're in it for the long run, a concrete overlay is an excellent alternative to completely ripping up the lot and starting over.
To see if a concrete overlay might be the right solution for your badly damaged asphalt lot, talk to the concrete experts at Hawkins.
For more information contact us at: 636-409-1115
223 O’Fallon Plaza
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366