When you’re thinking about replacing your asphalt parking lot, it is never too early to plan. There are a lot of considerations and factors that go into making sure that the job is done correctly. Here are the things you need to consider when planning your asphalt parking lot.
Consider Current Asphalt
Your first step should be to inspect your current asphalt. You should look for pooling water, cracks and potholes, or sinking in the pavement. These are issues that you need to have taken care of right away and they often indicate the need for an asphalt replacement.
In order to understand the plans that need to be made, you must have a clear idea of the scale of the project. The size of your parking lot, in addition to any complications, will change how large the project is. Be clear about the size of your parking lot so that your contractors will know how to prepare.
To prepare for a large-scale parking lot project, the type of asphalt you need depends on what you use the lot for. For instance, if you use heavy trucks regularly, you may need a thicker pavement. If you rarely use heavy trucks, a few inches of pavement will suffice.
The soil under the pavement matters. Some soils have to be compacted more than others. A company will have to remove excess air from the soil to make sure that the base is stable. In other cases, the soil may require the asphalt to be thicker.
When it comes to asphalt plans, you have to take a lot of details into consideration. The more that you prepare ahead of time, the more likely you are to receive a quality parking lot that you can count on. It’s never too early to prepare. For more information on paving a parking lot in the DC and Baltimore area, contact NVM Paving & Concrete at (703)-423-0471 or email us today!