Asphalt Repair

Asphalt Repair South Florida

Sooner or later, every asphalt pavement will need some type of repair. A properly engineered, well-built pavement may not need anything more than sealcoating and other routine maintenance for five years or more. Once it does start to develop cracks or other surface breaks, however, it is imperative that they be repaired quickly. Minor damage will not stay minor for long. As the damage grows, it becomes more difficult and costlier to repair it. If your asphalt pavement needs more than a few simple crack repairs, you may need one or more of the following: a surface patch, a partial-depth patch, a full-depth patch, or an asphalt overlay.

What Is a Surface Patch?

A surface patch is an economical way to repair damage that only extends an inch or two into the pavement, and it can also be an excellent option to correct certain drainage issues. Because the patch does not go deep into the structure of the pavement, surface patches are sometimes called skin patches. Depending on the issue, a surface patch may provide only a temporary solution that will need to be repeated in less than two years. Furthermore, if a surface patch is applied over some cracks, the pattern of the cracks can begin to manifest in the patch in a relatively short period of time.

What Is a Partial-Depth Patch?

A partial-depth patch can also be called a peel-and-pave repair. The technique involves the removal of as many layers of asphalt paving as necessary to take out the damage. This could be all layers of asphalt above the foundation, or it could be only the top layers. The asphalt is then replaced and compacted. Partial-depth patches typically last longer than surface patches, and they can be used to correct a greater variety of problems, including issues related to the volume or weight of the traffic load.

What Is a Full-Depth Patch?

Full-depth patches are similar to partial-depth patches, but a full-depth patch involves the removal of all layers of the existing pavement to expose the base, which may also be removed partially or completely. This allows the contractor to repair or strengthen the base. By addressing the entire structure of the pavement, a full-depth patch frequently provides a pavement that is stronger than it was when it was first constructed. In the paving industry, full-depth patches are normally considered permanent repairs, so they should be maintained just like the rest of the asphalt pavement.

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Which Asphalt Repair Method Is Best?

There is really no method that is universally considered as the best or correct repair for every client in every circumstance. The best method depends on the pavement, the time of year, and the client’s plans for the pavement. There are several questions that will need to be answered. What type of damage is present? How widespread is the damage? Are there issues with the foundation that need to be corrected? How old is the pavement? What caused the pavement to fail? Is the pavement scheduled for a reconstruction or overlay? The best method can only be recommended after a thorough assessment of the specific pavement and the client’s needs and wants. However, in general, the best method is the one that can be used to make an immediate repair so that water and vehicle fluids will not have an opportunity to penetrate the structure of the pavement. Therefore, any repair method is better than no repair at all.

Contact 3-D Paving & Sealcoating for a Free Assessment and Quote

We are an experienced, well-respected company serving customers throughout South Florida with exceptional work at reasonable rates. Our services include asphalt repair, parking lot striping, asphalt paving, pavement markings, thermoplastic line striping, sealcoating, parking lot signs, reflective pavement markers, bollards, paver bricks, concrete gutters and curbing, speed bumps, drainage solutions, ADA compliance, concrete grinding, asphalt resurfacing, concrete sidewalks, pavement markings, concrete slabs, and concrete ramps. We serve clients from many industries, including the hospitality, retail, health care, and education industries, and we also offer our services to homeowners, HOAs, country clubs, car dealerships, religious institutions, condominiums, and commercial property managers. To request your free quote, use the online form, call 855-735-7623, or email

Benefits of Asphalt Repair

Prevents Complete Erosion

A small crack in the surface will continue to degrade over time, and left unchecked it could lead to complete deterioration of the surface. Getting a crack filled or repairing a small pothole prevents you from having to repair a larger area later, or worse, having to replace the whole surface.

Corrects The Surface

Cracks and potholes aren’t the only cause of accidents. Bumps, divots, and other imperfections can be just as damaging. Additionally, pooling water or vehicular fluids only worsen asphalt conditions . Asphalt repair ensures that the surface is completely even.

Saves Money

Paying to have an entire parking lot or sidewalk repaired is expensive. By catching the problem early, and having appropriate repairs made, you can keep repair costs to a minimum.

Conveys Professionalism

A cracked and disfigured surface looks unappealing and unattractive, deterring visitors and even reducing tourism. Repairing the asphalt returns the surface to its former glory. Show your visitors you care about them as much as you care about your property.

Limits Accidents

Potholes, raised surfaces, and even cracks can lead to accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles. Prevent injuries and accidents, as well as the damages associated with them, with effective asphalt repair.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Asphalt Repair needs.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Asphalt Repair needs.