Asphalt Resurfacing

Extend the Life of Your Asphalt

Resurfacing for Asphalt Driveways, Parking Lots, and Roads in Richmond, VA and Surrounding Areas.

We provide blacktop paving services including renewal of asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways through resurfacing or overlaying. This process is done to extend the pavement’s functional life, and to renew its beauty. We serve clients in Richmond, VA and the surrounding areas including Ashland, Amelia, Chester, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Farmville, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Richmond, Short Pump and Petersburg.

All of our free estimates will provide a written estimate for a complete repair and resurface or overlay of any road, parking lot, and driveway as well as an estimate for a complete reconstruction, including grading for water runoff and subbase fill and compaction. When done correctly, resurfacing your existing asphalt pavement can add 8 to 15 years of additional life. Whereas, a newly reconstructed pavement will last (with periodic maintenance) upwards of 30 years. We will provide you the tools to make an informed decision, and will respectfully implement your choice within the guidance of building codes.

Asphalt Resurfacing or Overlaying

Resurfacing an asphalt parking lot, road or driveway is a more attractive financial option for property owners or homeowners on a tight budget when total replacement is not needed, yet crack repairs are too numerous to be attempted. Basically, resurfacing is adding 1 or 2 layers of 2-inch-deep asphalt that has been compacted onto the old pavement. During a resurfacing project, we will also implement repairs to grading for proper water runoff and repair any potholes. Lastly, we follow with pavement marking, installing signage and complying with strict adherence to ADA (American Disability Act) protocols. Resurfacing has several advantages over total replacement: It’s a quicker process (businesses will not have to shut down for weeks), increased pavement lifespan (8 to 15 years), less expensive – in many cases 2/3 the cost of complete replacement, and the results are like a brand-new surface.

Resurfacing Process

  1. Water flow analysis will be done, and adjustment may be made to areas, such as gutters, sidewalks, curbs, garage floors, storm sewers, and street approach aprons to promote water drainage.
  2. Sections of the existing parking lot, road or driveway that have alligator cracking, deep fissures, and pot holes should be removed down to the subbase then repaired with new hot asphalt.
  3. Milling or shaving is used to remove old crumbling asphalt then the existing stone base will be compacted and reshaped to make sure of proper water drainage. Milling is accomplished by a machine using a milling rotating drum with cutters set to the desired depth, usually 2 inches. The asphalt that is scraped off is transferred through the machine’s long conveyor belt to waiting asphalt dump trucks. The dump trucks then take the millings to the asphalt plant where they are recycled into new asphalt.
  4. Asphalt will be compacted within the repair areas till level with the existing pavement.
  5. Installing butt joints – the cutting out part of the asphalt surface where it butts up to existing other surfaces such as garage floors, aprons, and sidewalk so that when the new asphalt is laid down it meets the other surface at the same level to avoid walking hazards or water flow issues.
  6. Thorough cleaning of the existing asphalt pavement.
  7. A tack coat adhesive is applied to ensure bonding of existing pavement to the new overlay.
  8. A new layer of hot asphalt will be laid on top of the original and repaired pavements, and then compacted to a height of 2 inches.
  9. Line striping reapplied along with signs and safety devices.

Resurfacing is a good solution for pavement that is heavily oxidized but the subbase is still mostly strong and solid. Resurfacing will cover the cracks and pits in the old pavement and they won’t show up again for some time – an attractive less expensive solution to improved curb appeal when you want to improve your property. But with any repair, the amount of time and effort spent in preparation will be the basis for how well the finished driveway will look and how long it will last.

Paving cost estimates or bids:

Our estimates will consider clients’ needs, desires, cost, longevity and appearance. We will give you the tools you need to decide the most cost effect and appropriate installation that will provide years of trouble free service for your property, and enhance its value. If you have questions about the services provided by Jordan Wells Paving or if you want to set up an appointment for a free consultation concerning your parking lot, road, or driveway please call or email us.

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Resurfacing and Asphalt Overlays


Roads, Driveways, Parking Lots

Asphalt Resurfacing is a way of repairing existing worn but not severely damaged asphalt by paving over top of it. There are certain preparations for resurfacing that include milling or shaving the original pavement into a more even surface to help match the existing landscape around it. Areas that are in very poor condition must be removed, pavement cleaned, adhesive tack coat laid down, and then the new asphalt can be applied in compacted layers.

Advantages of Resurfacing

Extend the Life of Your Asphalt

Resurfacing is less expensive than fully reconstructing a paved surface, and typically takes less time which makes it a more attractive option to businesses and homeowners alike. Homeowners who are not staying in their home long term but still want their driveway to look good for several more years will often choose resurfacing over reconstruction. Life expectancy for a resurfaced parking lot is 8-15 years if maintained with periodic sealcoating and crack repair.

When Not to Resurface

Foundation Cracks, Deep Issues

Any problems with the subbase will still be present after an overlay so any cracking in the existing base will come back up through the overlay – this is called “reflective cracking”. The subbase under potholes should be fixed before resurfacing. Drainage issues also need to be addressed. Water is asphalt’s greatest enemy – most asphalt failures can be linked back to a subbase compromised by water so it’s very important that water runs away from the asphalt pavement rather than towards it.