5 Blacktop Resurfacing Options for Schools

blacktop resurfacing options for schools

Need your school’s blacktop repaired? Whether elementary school, middle school, high school, or college, keep these blacktop resurfacing options in mind.

Is your school’s blacktop looking a bit…worn down? If you’re a school administrator or property owner looking for the right paving solution to fix your school’s blacktop, look no further.

Blacktop resurfacing options are more varied than you might think. Having a thorough understanding of your options and their different characteristics will help you make sure you choose the very best of paving options for your school.

Here’s a simple guide to 5 blacktop resurfacing options for your school.

1. Crack Sealing

A school blacktop is where children and students spend a good portion of their time each day. It’s the place where they can let loose, play, and learn new things outside of the classroom. 

But, if your blacktop is starting to crack, this could pose a safety hazard to students and even lead to far more expensive or dangerous problems in the future.

Crack sealing is available to schools whose blacktops are in need of more minor resurfacing-type repairs. It’s a way for pavers to fill in potentially harmful cracks that are often caused by flooding or water damage.

2. Asphalt Resurfacing

Let’s say your blacktop is anywhere from 25 to 30 years old or more. If this is the case, then it’s likely time to do a total resurfacing. Good asphalt blacktops will usually stay in decent condition for upwards of 20 years. 

However, if it’s been a few decades or your blacktop is beyond the crack sealing state, a total asphalt resurfacing is probably needed. 

Fortunately, with a good reputable paver, resurfacing is a fast and cost-efficient way to fix your blacktop. It often entails having layers stripped off to check for existing damage, surface changes, or problems.

Resurfacing costs a fraction of the cost of a new paving job. Plus, it makes your blacktop look smooth and nice.

3. Asphalt Paving

If damage to your blacktop or the underlying surface is deeply severe, then you may find that resurfacing isn’t even enough.

In this case, asphalt paving will need to take place. You will have all layers of the existing blacktop removed and stripped. Then, completely new asphalt will need to be laid.

4. Chip Sealing

Chip sealing is another great alternative for blacktops needing resurfacing or repairs. Chip sealing is the use of small, tar chips and hot liquid asphalt cement to create a surface that’s easy to grip.

Chip sealing can be applied to an existing pavement to help protect it from weathering and aging. Chip sealing is also a cooler alternative to other types of pavement–something students might appreciate on a hot spring day in Texas.

5. Hot Mix Asphalt

Hot mix asphalt is low maintenance, just like asphalt paving. It’s another potential option for your school’s blacktop. Laying this asphalt can usually be done in around 2 days so your turnaround time is quick and the kids can get back to recess.

You can also often have hot mix asphalt, resurfacing, or paving done for your school’s driveways and parking lots in a 2-day window if needed.

More on Blacktop Resurfacing Options

If you’re thinking it’s time to check out your blacktop resurfacing options, contact us today at (806) 407-7297 for an inspection and free quote.

We provide paving solutions in Midland, Lubbock, Odessa, Pecos, Monahans, Eastern New Mexico, and nearby towns/cities.

The experienced pavers at Daley’s Superior Asphalt Manufacturing can help you decide which option is the best fit for your school.