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3 Paving Repair Methods for Your Asphalt Pavement

Repair Methods for Your Next Asphalt Repair Project

There are different asphalt problems that you might encounter, be it a driveway, parking lot, or roadway. Different problems need different solutions and their own specific repairs. Knowing what kind of problem you have will help guide you to the right repair solution. Once you have diagnosed the problem and decided on the right repair approach, gather up the tools you’ll need. Sourcing the right tools, materials, and team to make the repairs will all come with experience. To help you out, here are 3 paving repair methods for your asphalt pavement that you can employ on your next project.

Skin patching

Skin patching is usable for repairing raveling, depression, or potholes. Before filling holes, make sure the area is tidy and dry. Additionally, an asphalt emulsion must be used before you begin adding a fresh layer to the surface. In this operation, you must make sure the asphalt is hot, distributed uniformly, and well compacted.

Remove and replace

Some asphalt is so damaged that it’s beyond repair — no amount of patching and sealing will save it. At this point, removing the asphalt completely and replacing it is the only way. Removing the asphalt all the way down to the subgrade (usually concrete) and replacing it with a fresh layer is the best option. The thickness of the asphalt should be enough to withstand the amount of traffic that it will see.


Resurfacing, on the repair scale, is between removing and skin patching. Employ this option when there is no visible damage to the subgrade, but simple taping isn’t enough to repair and protect the pavement. Ensure the surface is clean and dry and then add a new layer of fresh, hot asphalt right on top of the existing layer. This is a cost-effective way for the property owner to get a new pavement without removing the whole thing.

If you need a paving repair service in Sarasota, FL, turn to Joe Pavers. For more information, call me at (941) 279-3313 today and book an appointment with one of my services!

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