The paving experts at All Star Paving & Sealing, LLC were recently contacted by a local Darien, CT property owner about an dilapidated church parking lot. The parishioners had a hard time parking because of large cracks, potholes, and puddles, and the property owner was at their wit’s end. They got a referral to All Star Paving & Sealing, and an expert parking lot paving estimator was able to get to the church right away to assess the parking lot for issues. They found that the asphalt had broken down significantly due to weathering.
While asphalt is a very durable paving material, asphalt parking lots can deteriorate over time due to weathering. If a crack appears on the surface, water from rainfall or other precipitation can enter the crack and then freeze when temperatures drop. This expands the crack and breaks down the asphalt further, and when water freezes in puddles, whole chunks of asphalt can deteriorate even more, forming potholes. This is what happened in the Darien, CT church parking lot. The All Star Paving & Sealing expert immediately spotted this common problem, and the trusted paving contractors knew just how to fix it.
Our dedicated paving contractors jumped into the work by first breaking up and disposing of the approximately 50,000 square feet of old, broken asphalt. Next, they laid down almost two inches of a binder, which means a base of crushed rock held together by crude oil type material called bitumen. Over top of this thick base layer, they poured over an inch of smooth asphalt to create a perfectly level, pitch black surface for the parking lot. This created a sturdy parking lot surface that will last decades with proper maintenance.
The church was so pleased with their new parking lot that many of the parishioners also contracted All Star Paving and Sealing to pave their residential driveways! The owners of All Star Paving & Sealing have a combined experience of over forty years, and they love helping their neighbors in the Darien, Connecticut area beautify their properties. If you are a property owner who needs paving work, don’t hesitate to contact us today!