This time of year, we’re all reminded of how quickly asphalt can wear down. As the cold, wet winter turns to spring, potholes and cracks litter parking lots, driveways, and roads all over New England. If you don’t act quickly, the current concerns with your asphalt can quickly develop into deeper problems. And in many cases, cutting and patching is all that’s required to restore your asphalt and ensure it’s safe for vehicles and pedestrians once more. Let’s list the top three benefits of investing in cut and patch repairs for commercial asphalt paving projects.
Top Three Benefits of Investing in Cut and Patch Repairs
1. Precise and Localized
As their name suggests, cut and patch repairs involve removing a specific section of damaged pavement and filling it with fresh paving to restore a smooth, even, sturdy surface. By their nature, these repairs deal with isolated portions of pavement rather than the entire roadway, driveway, or parking lot. As a result, cutting and patching is minimally intrusive, allowing cars and pedestrians to continue using the majority of the asphalt while the asphalt repair takes place. Contrast this localized procedure with more comprehensive and invasive asphalt projects like milling, grading, and full-depth reconstructions – whereas these larger projects may render your commercial pavement out of use for several days or weeks, cutting and patching only takes up a little bit of space for a short amount of time.
The smaller, localized nature of cut and patch commercial paving repairs also makes these repairs much less expensive to pull off than their larger counterparts. Commercial asphalt contractors only have to use enough material to fill the holes and/or cracks in question, and the equipment used is less complex than what is used for milling, overlaying, pulverizing, etc. So, if your facility’s asphalt surfaces only need minor repair in one or a few locations, it’s more cost-effective to invest in cutting and patching than other alternatives.
3. Quick to Complete
Cutting and patching your commercial asphalt doesn’t just save you money – it saves you time, too. As mentioned above, cut and patch repairs are isolated and relatively small. The smaller the project, the less time it takes to complete. Time is of the essence for all commercial facilities, so the value of these savings cannot be overstated.
Is Cutting and Patching Always the Answer?
The three benefits of cut and patch repairs notwithstanding, some asphalt problems call for more comprehensive renovations. If, for instance, your asphalt parking lot features several potholes and cracks throughout the surface’s entirety, it might be more practical to grind down the entire top layer and overlay it with fresh asphalt (i.e., milling and overlay). Or, if you’re running into issues with drainage and moisture intrusion, your asphalt might need a foundational overhaul via full-depth reconstruction. That said, staying on top of basic asphalt repairs will help you avoid these larger, more expensive asphalt paving projects down the road.
No matter your commercial asphalt’s needs, Cassidy Paving has the experience, equipment, and resources to restore your parking lot, driveway, or road. Call us today at 866-978-9788 to receive a free estimate on your next asphalt project.