It seems like nearly everyone is operating on a tight budget these days. No matter the size of your industrial operation, you must always consider where you’re allocating resources and why. When your industrial lot shows signs of wear and tear, you may need to act quickly. Taking the long-term view into consideration, it might make more sense to start from scratch and replace your old lot altogether. However, such a large-scale industrial paving project might not fit into your current budget. At the same time, you don’t want your lot’s condition to worsen any further. So, what should you do?
Let’s explore a few options to consider if your budget won’t allow you to replace asphalt driveways in your industrial lot at this time.
How to Repair Asphalt on a Budget
Repair and Reseal Your Asphalt
As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, one of the key advantages offered by asphalt is its repairability. While it’s true that enough wear and tear can render a parking lot past the point of repair, most asphalt surfaces can be restored with the right methods and materials. Depending on the type and severity of damage, you might invest in crack and pothole filling, drain rebuilding, berm repair and installation, trench repair, and more. After you’ve fixed up the various parts of your parking lot, you might provide it with a fresh coat of blacktop to seal the deal.
In the short term, pavement repair should cost you far less than a total asphalt replacement job, so you can remain within your budget while also ensuring that your lot remains sturdy and safe for vehicle and foot traffic.
Divert More Resources Toward Asphalt Maintenance
The saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – this applies to industrial asphalt, too. If you wish to save money on repairs and replacements down the road, it pays to invest in proper asphalt maintenance in the here and now. Sure, focusing on additional maintenance will cut into your current budget, but it will ultimately save you money on driveway pothole repair, crack filling, resealing, repaving, full-depth reconstruction, and more. Your asphalt maintenance protocols should include periodic cleaning, sealcoating, snow and ice removal (if applicable), inspection, and more.
Consider Asphalt Reclamation
Budget notwithstanding, sometimes your best and only option is to replace your asphalt driveway. The good news is that there are still ways to reduce the cost of this procedure without sacrificing the outcome. Asphalt reclamation refers to the process by which asphalt is removed to its complete depth via grinding and pulverization, and existing underlying materials are used to form the base of new asphalt. In other words, reclamation is essentially recycling. While this process still requires significant time and labor, it requires less material than a standard full-depth reconstruction by reusing what’s already there. Ultimately, asphalt reclamation is both budget-friendly and eco-friendly. If you’re concerned about cost, then find an industrial paving company that offers high-quality reclamation services.
Asphalt Restoration Doesn’t Have to Cost a “Lot”
Your industrial lot is a vital feature of your New England facility. No matter the size of your budget, make sure you provide your asphalt with quality pavement repair. At Cassidy Paving, we offer a wide range of asphalt services, fair and competitive pricing, and unbeatable results. Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next asphalt project.