Benefits and Proper Techniques of Asphalt Paving Overlay

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Asphalt paving overlay is the process of laying a coat of asphalt over an existing coat, mainly used to cover damages or cracking. Asphalt paving is a good option if a complete replacement of the surface is either too costly or too time-consuming.

An overlay is a very practical way to go about paving a surface if the job needs to be done quickly. That’s because it covers up minor imperfections that need to be attended to without having to overhaul the entire surface.

The technique of asphalt paving overlay usually incorporates the use of what’s called an asphalt mill, which is a machine that shaves the bottom’s surface asphalt to ensure that the surface remains the proper height for curbs and gutters. Base patching is done next, where areas with heavier damage are repaired.

After that’s done, the debris is cleaned off with a sweeping truck, adhesive is applied, and the new asphalt is laid. The lifespan is typically shorter than it would be with a new base of asphalt, but the quality of the results makes an overlay more than worth the reduced lifespan.

Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. is a 20-year-old pavement maintenance contractor that services commercial, industrial, retail, office, and corporate property owners and managers throughout the Ontario region. The company provides both new construction and repair of asphalt pavement surfaces, including parking lots and roadways. With its headquarters in Brampton and an operations facility in Toronto, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. serves the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Barrie, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa. To learn more about Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., visit the company’s web site at or contact Sure-Seal by phone at 1-888-PAVEMENT (1-888-728-3636), by e-mail at, or by fax at 905-786-6879.

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