Commercial property managers looking to fix potholes and asphalt cracks have two options — repair or replacement. ToriTom Services uses asphalt industry-standard methods for fixing damage to asphalt surfaces. These repairs can make the asphalt on your commercial property attractive and functional again. 

We can also complete total asphalt replacements, which may be the most cost-effective option for asphalt surfaces with extensive damage. Each option has its time and place, and our team is here to help you determine the right choice for the property you manage.

Asphalt Patching Techniques

Prolong the life span of the asphalt surfaces on your commercial property by using asphalt patching. Asphalt patching from a commercial property maintenance company fixes problem areas on asphalt, so the asphalt surface is safe and functional again.

If you have noticed asphalt damage on your commercial property, schedule an asphalt repair immediately. Waiting to repair issues like potholes can cause the asphalt surface and subgrade to decline, which may require a more extensive and costly solution

Some common asphalt patching techniques include the following.

1. Throw-and-Roll Patching

The throw-and-roll patching method involves pouring liquid asphalt into the pothole, sealing it and rolling over the surface. This patch can be installed in layers to ensure the pothole is completely full.

The throw-and-roll technique is one of the most standard ways to fix asphalt damage. It is ideal for scenarios that require a short-term solution before a complete repair.

2. Semipermanent Patching

Semipermanent patching requires preparing the area by removing water and debris from inside and around the pothole. Then, professionals cut around the pothole, pour the patching solution and compact the material.

The semipermanent patching technique is like throw-and-roll patching — though semipermanent patching lasts longer, it’s not permanent. This temporary solution will hold until an asphalt company can do the permanent repair.

3. Spray Injection Patching

Spray injection patching uses special asphalt equipment to remove debris and water from the pothole. Then, a high-pressure injection tool fills the pothole with aggregate and asphalt.

This method is similar to semipermanent patching, but it does not require compaction like other techniques.

4. Full-Depth Patching

Full-depth patching for asphalt excavates four inches into and one foot around the pothole. Then, technicians cover the area with a tack coat and backfill to ensure the materials bond to the asphalt. Then, asphalt is applied on top.

The full-depth patching technique is a permanent and effective repair solution. Compared to the other methods, it is the most invasive and complex.

Asphalt Replacements

Sometimes the severity of damage on an asphalt driveway or parking lot is more complex than a crack or a small pothole. If you find that the asphalt on the property you manage has needed a lot of work recently or that repairs will cost more than new asphalt installation, it’s probably time to replace it.

If you opt for asphalt replacement, our team will remove and excavate the existing commercial parking lot or roadway. We’ll fix any issues with the subgrade and start the new asphalt installation process by laying and compacting it.

When to Fix Asphalt or Replace It

Repair jobs like patching are ideal for small blemishes or damages, such as cracks and holes.

In other cases, replacement might be the right call. Here are some signs that it might be time for a fresh start:

  • The asphalt’s foundation is no longer stable.
  • More than 25% to 30% of the pavement requires repair.
  • The cracks in the asphalt are over ¼ of an inch wide and several inches deep.
  • The asphalt is over 20 years old.

Contact ToriTom Services Today for Asphalt Services

ToriTom Services is your trusted partner for asphalt repair and installation services. Our team provides patching and resurfacing work and commercial asphalt installation. If you’re not sure whether you need repairs or replacement, we’re here to help you decide. Call 941-932-2593 or contact us today to learn more or discuss your next project.