Why Should I Repave My Parking Lot?

Asphalt is a cost-effective and durable material used for paving driveways and parking lots. With proper maintenance, your driveway or parking lot could last for 10 years or more; however, if your driveway or parking lot is having problems, it could be time to repave.

5 Signs Your Parking Lot or Driveway Needs Repaving

Large Cracks

If large cracks appear in your asphalt, it can make your parking lot and driveway more vulnerable to water erosion and damage. If these issues are detected early, then minor repairs and sealcoating could help. When these cracks deepen and grow, repaving would probably be the most cost effective solution.

Fading or stains

UV exposure will cause discoloration of your parking lot and driveway over time. Auto fluids, rain and various environmental factors will also stain and fade your parking space. Sealcoating and repaving can help restore its’ original appearance to brand new.

Standing water

A well-designed parking lot and driveway has effective drainage to prevent standing water.  Unfortunately, over time, if not properly maintained, you will find low spots where water will tend to gather.

The first thing to do is talk with Anderson Asphalt Paving about correcting drainage issues and then fixing the problems caused by time and the environment.  You may just need a sealcoat to help retain the integrity of your current structure or you could install an Asphalt Overlay that is applied directly on top of your existing installation instead of having to tear up what you already have.  Anderson Asphalt Paving can help you make that decision.


If water gets beneath the asphalt, it can erode the soil and cause an open space between the pavement of your parking lot and the ground beneath it. If that happens, the weight of vehicles moving over these spots will weaken the surface (since there is nothing beneath it) and your asphalt will sink in that area creating holes. A professional paving contractor like Anderson Asphalt Paving will be able to fix these holes, fill them with new materials and repave the area to restore your parking lot or driveway.

Bumpy Ride

Even without holes in your asphalt, you might notice your parking lot or driveway is uneven. This could be due to the warping of the surfaces from soil changes or movement of heavy vehicles. Repaving can help even out the surface.

Andersons Asphalt Paving offers many services to help you resolve your asphalt, gravel or drainage problems. From sealing and resurfacing to full repaving of your existing asphalt parking lots or asphalt driveway,  Andersons Asphalt Paving will professionally take care of your paving contractor needs.