Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose U.S. Pave for my parking lot or asphalt-paving project?

We are a family-owned and operated, full-service parking lot maintenance company, and work extremely hard to ensure that all of your needs are met and that you are pleased with the results. Our clients consist of some of the top commercial property management and leasing companies in the country. The job is not done until you are 100% satisfied.

How is U.S. Pave different from other paving contractors?

Our management team’s expertise comes from the property management and paving fields. Combined, this knowledge, leads to the best solutions for our customers based on years of personal experience. We are nimble, technologically advanced and constantly evolving to meet our customer’s needs.

What is U.S. Pave’s service area?

U.S. Pave provides paving services throughout the state of Florida including Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, St. Lucie, Orange and Lee Counties.

Why should I choose asphalt for my paving needs?

Asphalt eliminates the need to continually fill in sunken areas and costs (on average) about half as much as concrete.

How do I maintain my asphalt parking lot?

You can keep your parking lot in good condition by staying on top of maintenance and sealcoating needs as they arise. U.S. Pave can assist you in developing the proper Pavement Maintenance Plan for your property.

What is a Pavement Maintenance Plan?

A Pavement Maintenance Plan will help you visualize how to cost-effectively maintain your pavement assets. Our evaluation, analysis and recommendation will provide you with definitive schedules, costs and justification for maintenance. U.S. Pave’s customized approach to your pavement will provide you with supporting documentation for planning annual capital expenditure budgets and schedules based on statistical modeling, on-site evaluations, prediction analysis, and client-specific budgets.

What is sealer and how is it applied?

There are several types of sealer, which are used to protect an existing asphalt surface. The most commonly used are cold tar and asphalt emulsion.

How important is the quality of the sealer mix?

The quality of the sealer mix design means more than the actual sealer itself. If the sealer isn’t mixed properly, it will not last and will wear away faster. It’s important to have the proper balance of solids, additives, sealer and water. Two separate thin coats of sealer are better than one thick coat. To properly apply sealer, the coats should be done on separate days.

What are the benefits of sealcoating my parking lot?

Proper sealcoating benefits the pavement in many ways. It makes faded asphalt look new again and protects against water penetration, gas and oil spills and sun oxidation.

When should I sealcoat my newly paved parking lot and how often should it be done?

The first sealcoat application should be done one year after paving. After the initial application, you should schedule sealcoating every two to three years depending on personal preference.

How much will it cost to have my parking lot professionally sealed?

The cost of sealing depends on the amount of labor and material required to provide and apply the sealer.

What causes potholes and how do I fix them?

Most potholes are caused by improper drainage or lack of base material. The proper fix for a pothole is to cut it out and replace it with new hot mix asphalt.

How much does asphalt cost?

The price for asphalt varies depending on the size of the project. The cost for your project also depends on the amount of base preparation work needed.

How long does asphalt last?

Asphalt pavement should last about 20 years. Pavement life can vary greatly depending on base conditions, traffic, type of traffic and maintenance.

Do I need to do anything after the paving is done?

Your asphalt will be the most susceptible to damage for the first 6-12 months after it is installed. Avoid spilling any corrosive liquids on the asphalt (such as gasoline, transmission fluid, antifreeze or oil), as they will cause damage to the surface.

What is an overlay and is it appropriate for my needs?

An asphalt overlay involves paving ¾ inches to 2 inches of new asphalt over existing asphalt that has minor cracking or poor surface appearance. Overlays are a less expensive alternative to replacement, but can only be expected to last 7-15 years, as opposed to 25-30 years for new asphalt.

How do I maintain my asphalt to keep it looking good for years to come?

We recommend that you seal your new asphalt after one year, and then every 2-3 years thereafter. U.S. Pave uses cutting edge sealcoating products and mix design that are safe and effective, providing you with a beautiful, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly result.

Do I need to do anything after the paving is done?

Your asphalt will be the most susceptible to damage for the first 6-12 months after it is installed. Avoid spilling any corrosive liquids on the asphalt (such as gasoline, transmission fluid, anti freeze or oil), as they will cause damage to the surface.

(888) 681-9355