FAQ’s – Common Asphalt Paving & Repair Questions

Find answers to your commonly asked questions about asphalt paving, repair, and more. Learn how to repair asphalt cracks, the typical costs of asphalt, and the benefits of various asphalt services today with Neyra Paving.

How Much Does Asphalt Paving Cost?

The precise cost of asphalt paving varies considerably depending on the size and application of your project. A residential driveway will cost far less than a commercial parking lot designed for trucks and other heavy loads. In general, asphalting is far more affordable than concrete or other paving options.

What is the Difference Between Sealcoating and Asphalt Resurfacing?

Sealcoating services use a few thin layers of asphalt to cover up small cracks and prevent water damage to the foundation of your asphalt surface. Asphalt sealing typically involves one or two very thin layers and should be performed every three to five years.

Surface repair, on the other hand, is a more extensive process. It involves ripping up a few inches of your driveway or car park and replacing the entire surface. This alternative to a new asphalt structure only needs to be performed every 15 to 20 years. Our paving experts make sure your foundation is firm before choosing this service. If the foundation isn’t secure, you need an FDR service.

What is FDR?

Full-depth reclamation is a process that removes the entire driveway, road, or parking area. It not only takes the top layer but also goes to the foundation to pulverize it and recycle these materials.

What are the Materials That Make Up Asphalt?

At Neyra Paving, it’s all about quality. Asphalt is made of various aggregates, fillers, and binders. These include gravel, crushed rock, slag, bitumen, and other recycled materials. The precise mixture can vary drastically, making some asphalt mixtures higher quality than others. 

What Causes Blemishing on Newly Paved Asphalt?

Some of the most common blemishes include tire scuff marks, shoe prints, and other scrapes. Newly paved asphalt that isn’t properly sealed or cured can be soft and vulnerable to these issues. Be sure you choose a quality paving team to not only pave your surface but also protect it from blemishes.

Can You Pave Over Concrete?

Paving over concrete is a popular strategy to enjoy the best of both materials. A stable concrete base provides the structure necessary for an affordable, easily repaired asphalt surface. Be sure your concrete is sufficiently stable and that you choose a reliable paving team to create a smooth asphalt surface over your concrete structure.

Why Should I Choose Asphalt Paving Over Other Methods?

Asphalt is an affordable, environmentally friendly, and beautiful option. It’s easier to patch, seal, and resurface asphalt than other materials, making the inevitable maintenance steps much easier for a trained team to handle. Asphalt is easy to recycle, making it a green solution for your driveway. Finally, few surfaces enjoy the same sleek, black look of asphalt year after year.

What are the Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating?

Sealcoating is an affordable, preventative maintenance task to protect your asphalt structure. Oils, water, frost, and UV rays can all damage the surface of your driveway or parking lot. Sealcoating seals up the surface and prevents these contaminants from penetrating your parking area and affecting its foundation.

What is the Difference Between Asphalt Sealer and Pavement Resurfacing?

Compare the cost to resurface asphalt parking lots and the cost to seal one, and you’ll discover the major difference. Asphalt sealer is another name for sealcoating, and pavement resurfacing is another name for asphalt resurfacing. Resurfacing is more in-depth while asphalt sealer can reduce the need for more costly resurfacing.

Contact Neyra Paving Today!

Contact us online or call (513) 733-1001 to find more answers to your frequently asked questions.

Discover why homeowners and business owners throughout Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky have been choosing Neyra Paving and our team of asphalt pavers for over 50 years. Work with our trusted team today to enjoy a new installation, resurfacing, or sealcoating maintenance project.