You may find yourself looking at a piece of your paving that, while still perfectly sound structurally, looks a little patched and worn. You might wonder if it's worth the time, cost, and effort to replace it. Because although it’s a bit of an eyesore, it’s still functional pavement. But there is a third option; overlay paving. Adding a top-layer to refresh the look of your pavement is seriously worth considering. After all, it comes with a slew of benefits.
1- Bring Down The Costs
Perhaps the most significant advantage of overlay paving is that it's cheaper than replacing your existing pavement. As long as the current pavement is structurally sound, you can put an overlay on top of it. And while it gives you the look of brand new pavement, it is significantly more affordable than a full replacement.
2 -Minimize Time
Replacing pavement takes time. You have to break up the existing structure, remove it entirely, and install the replacement. That process can take weeks. However, putting an overlay on a current structure is something that can be done in a relatively short period. It presents a minimal inconvenience for maximum effect.
3 - Customise Appearance
Overlay paving looks just like brand new paving because it technically is. It’s a new layer of paving that sits on top of your existing structure. It also gives you the option to customise your look. So whether you want to lay down a pattern on your overlay, or you want it to be smooth and fresh looking, overlay paving can give you exactly what you want.
4- Save Resources
If it isn't broken, don't fix it, as the saying goes. If you replace an existing pavement structure, then not only are you using a lot of fresh resources to create the new pavement, you're tossing a perfectly functional (albeit unattractive) structure into a landfill. Instead, giving it a top coating will result in the look you want with the minimal expenditure of resources.
5- Extend Your Pavement's Life
Pavement can take a beating over the years from wind, rain, and general use. An overlay acts as a barrier between the elements, and the underlying structure of your pavement. It ensures the important components are protected and gives you an attractive top coat at the same time.
For more benefits of overlay paving, and to determine if it's right for you, contact us today!