Freshly Paved Lot
If you have pavement in need of repair, it might be time to lay new asphalt. When you’re repairing your parking lot or installing a brand new one, it is important to create a time table. You have to know how long to close your business or how long the parking lot will be out of commission. Asphalt paving is not a long process. However, there are things that you need to know about freshly paved asphalt.
How Long Does Asphalt Take to Dry?
Asphalt only takes about three days to dry. Of course, the time of year must be taken into consideration as well. In high temperatures with high humidity, it may take much longer for the asphalt to completely dry. It is also important to realize that while the asphalt may only take a few days to dry, it can take up to 6 months to fully settle.
Should You Take Action in the First 24 Hours?
After the first 24 hours, you do want to be careful with your asphalt. After all, it isn’t completely dry. You can walk on the pavement with no problems as long as you are not wearing heels or cleated shoes. These types of shoes can damage your brand-new lot. You should also wait at least 3 days before allowing cars to park on the lot, giving the asphalt time to dry.
What Can You Do in the First Few Months?
For the first few months, you want to take extra precautions with your asphalt parking lot. This will keep your lot durable and stable for years to come. While heavy equipment and trucks can park on your lot, you do want to pay attention to how long that equipment remains.
Freshly paved asphalt can be a wonderful asset to your property for years to come, so be sure to pay special attention in the first few months. For commercial concrete and asphalt services, contact NVM Paving & Concrete by calling 703-423-0471 or emailing us today!