Asphalt Parking Lot Paving In Cleveland
What is Asphalt?
Asphalt is a mixture of aggregate particles, like sand and gravel, bound together by bituminous product, a semi-solid form of petroleum. A new asphalt parking lot begins with an aggregate, such as gravel, with a layer of finer gravel above. This is known as the “sub-base,” and is generally around 6″ thick. Once the sub-base is compacted using a heavy roller, the first layer of asphalt of about 2.5″ is laid and compacted. Last, the surface layer of asphalt is laid and compacted at between 1.5″ – 2″ thickness.
Thickness of asphalt layers are not necessarily constant. The most common depths for an asphalt parking lot in the Cleveland, Ohio area is 4″ or 6″, chosen by a careful determination of the traffic’s net weight, drainage quality, and temperature variation that the parking lot will endure. Naturally, the surface layer will accrue the most damage over time. A parking lot with structural damage on the surface does not need to be replaced, instead, Ohio Paving & Construction will resurface the pavement by removing the surface layer of asphalt and applying a new asphalt layer of the same or similar depth.
It’s Expensive… Why Bother?
Just as landscaping and brick-and-mortar curb appeal make an impact, the appearance of a parking lot makes a very clear statement about the professionalism of your establishment. Everything the customer experiences, from puddling to potholes to faded parking spaces, impacts the impression you give to the outside world. What’s more, in the internet age, these experiences can leave permanent blemishes on your business – think poor Google or Yelp reviews- which have measurable impact on future business. In fact, one study found up to 70% of first time sales were credited to the business’s curb appeal.
It’s clearly a worthwhile investment to maintain a quality parking lot. So, where do you go from here?
Ohio Paving & Construction offers the full catalog of asphalt parking lot paving services to Cleveland businesses. We are careful and
experiences in completing jobs complaint with ADA regulations. See our services below, as well as an example from the project portfolio for a visual concept of how we can deliver.
- Asphalt Parking Lot Construction. See the work we did for Nestle USA in Solon, OH.
- Asphalt Resurfacing. See the work we did for Parker Hannafin in Wickliffe, OH.
- Asphalt Milling & Paving. See the work we did for Giant Eagle in Beachwood, OH.
- Parking Lot Pothole Repair
- Parking Lot Crack Filling & Sealing
- Parking Lot Design
Ohio Paving & Construction also provides the asphalt maintenance services necessary to a picture-perfect, long-lasting parking lot:
- Asphalt Sealcoating. See the work we did for the Divine Word Catholic Church in Kirtland, OH.
- Parking Lot Line Striping. See the work we did for Old Dominion in Garfield Heights, OH.
For those interested in maintenance, low-cost asphalt paving work, we specifically outline everything you need to know in our asphalt parking lot maintenance page. Keeping up with maintenance tasks consistently can lower paving costs down the road.
New Asphalt Paving Pricing
The following prices apply to new asphalt paving jobs 4″ in depth.
- 0-5,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $2.65 Per Square Foot
- 5,001-20,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $2.40 Per Square Foot
- 20,001-50,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $2.25 Per Square Foot
- 50,001-100,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $2.10 Per Square Foot
- 100,000+ Square Foot Parking Lots: $2.00 Per Square Foot
The following prices apply to new asphalt paving jobs 6″ in depth.
- 0-5,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $3.85 Per Square Foot
- 5,001-20,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $3.60 Per Square Foot
- 20,001-50,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $3.35 Per Square Foot
- 50,001-100,000 Square Foot Parking Lots: $3.10 Per Square Foot
- 100,000+ Square Foot Parking Lots: $2.90 Per Square Foot
It is important to note that while these prices are accurate characterizations of the costs of new asphalt paving jobs, there are additional variable costs which are assessed in a case-by-case basis. Therefore, determining the price of laying new asphalt is not as simple as calculating the square footage of the area and multiplying with the associated figure listed above. Varying costs include:
- The distance of the job site from our crew.
- The state of the land and/or sub-base where the asphalt might be laid.
- The amount of time/effort is necessary for cleaning.
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