Understanding The Paving Process of a Parking Lot

Understanding The Paving Process of a Parking Lot

by | Apr 29, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The process of paving a parking lot has many elements and moving parts. Understanding the required work ahead helps you plan out the work and ensure it doesn’t interfere with your day-to-day operations on the site. This high-quality solution is affordable and attractive to property owners of all types, from corporate vehicle space to shopping malls around the country. Read on to find out more about the installation of this material. 


Many preparations are needed before this kind of work can start, especially when within or around public-use spaces. Specialists who understand the process can help and advise you. We work with you to procure all permits, licences, and required permissions to take on a project of this scale. This is a most essential step, as it allows you to carry on with the process. 

Milling of Existing Surface 

Paving on top of damaged asphalt or a soft surface is never a good idea. The new material will fail quickly when it does not have the support to maintain structural integrity. Cracks will slowly appear through an overlaying layer as the years go by. Milling the surface correctly ensures a fresh, prepared base to start the work on. This provides higher quality results. 

Grading and Base Materials

If your sub-base is unstable, the space will be dangerous and unstable to use over time, especially considering the weight of multiple vehicles. Base materials are the support and foundation of the new layer, ensuring that the surface is flat, even, and ready to receive the new paving layer. Therefore, it needs to be properly installed the first time, or it will degrade far before its time. 

Installation of New Surfaces

When the new surface is installed, the bulk material is brought in by truck and slowly poured across the space. Then, spread out evenly and prepared for the next step, it must be put down in the proper condition and amount to ensure adequate coverage once compaction has taken place. 


The pavement surface is then compacted using a combination of vibratory rollers ranging in weight and scale depending on the desired result. Compacting the new material is the last and final step before marking and cleaning the surface. 

Pavement Marking

Marking is the final step in your asphalt project. The line painting in your space is essential for vehicles’ effective use and storage. These can only be applied once the surface has been set and cleaned to ensure the paint will properly adhere to the surface without issue. 

The parking lot paving process is a step-by-step job dependent on every step going well. You can ensure high-quality work and an ideal team to support your construction efforts with our professionals to guide you. Contact us today to find out more about these services.