If you’ve been looking into repaving part of your property, you’re likely sat between concrete and asphalt. Both are viable options and will be able to provide you a sturdy surface for several decades. Here are a few tips to consider when preparing for a repave job, and the difference it carries from resealing.
Repaving vs resealing
For both concrete and asphalt, resealing is simply covering an area of either material that has cracked out before and needs repair amendments. Often very simple, this can be a do-it-yourself job if done correctly.
However, with minimal experience, it’s recommended to get professional consultation prior to attempting. This is in order to make sure the process is conducted safely, and there aren’t any future issues.
Pricing and budget for repaving
Asphalt jobs are generally far cheaper when pursuing a repaving project. Quick and easy, paving shouldn’t take much more than a day, and can be dried in about 24 hours. Concrete is also laid in a similar amount of time, it just can be more expensive.
Drying period after repaving
During this 24 hour period, it’s recommended to avoid using the surface at all cost. Damaging or manipulating the surface prior to fully drying will cause cracks to breakout much more easily. In the long term, these cracks will prove to be much bigger nuisances than having to spend a night or two parking on a side street.
Give us a call today, and we’ll get started on your repave job, getting your backyard or driveway ready for the summer.