What to Do When You Have Asphalt Damage

There are several factors that can cause asphalt damage including water, tree roots, poor installation, oil and grease, and general wear and tear. Most of these factors are out of your control and are difficult to stop once they’ve started taking effect but once cracks and potholes start forming in your asphalt you need to act quickly to avoid further asphalt damage. Whether the damages are part of a residential or commercial asphalt driveway, car park or heavy duty area, leaving damaged asphalt even just another week can risk a rise in repair costs. With time, damage can worsen from natural use and water damage, where water starts to penetrate the bitumen and cause the asphalt to separate.

Addressing the damaged asphalt quickly also give you the opportunity to get a quote and choose a professional and reliable Perth asphalt company who can professionally recommend a next-step, but in the meantime, let’s dive into an overview of your options:


DIY Asphalt Damage Repairs

Incorporating small asphalt driveway repairs into your regular maintenance routine can help increase the longevity of your asphalt driveway but it isn’t a reliable repair option. Bitumen repairs can help seal small cracks in the asphalt to keep water and tree roots from getting into the cracks but it does not offer a permanent solution when you have a damaged driveway.

Relying on repeated asphalt repairs can slowly wear down at your driveway as well as giving it an uneven or ‘patchy’ appearance. Extensive repairs and new appearing holes may signify underlying damage that can escalate into a major issue if left unaddressed. It’s essential to recognize that surface patching offers only a temporary solution and should not be relied on for more significant damages.


Asphalt Resurfacing

If you’re suffering from cracks and potholes in your asphalt driveway, road or carpark, we advise asphalt resurfacing. Asphalt resurfacing can bring your asphalt surface back to life and provide a long term solution, rather than weighing you down with ongoing maintenance costs.

During the asphalt resurfacing process the existing driveway, road or carpark will be swept, levelled and new asphalt will be laid to give you a brand new surface. This is a great opportunity to have kerbing installed to protect the edges of the new asphalt from degradation.

Depending on the size of the asphalt damage, your asphalt contractor will clean the damaged asphalt and fill the holes with new asphalt. The area will then be smoothed out and compacted to ensure the cracks are filled and no edges are protruding to cause bumps.

An asphalt replacement being done by Perth asphalt contractor NK Asphalt for a damaged car park.



Asphalt Replacement

If the damage to your asphalt is so severe that it needs full removal and base replacement, a Perth asphalt company will profile and remove the old asphalt to a consistent depth. Once cracks and potholes start to penetrate the base, asphalt replacement is the best option to avoid further damage and fix the problem long term.

To repair the asphalt, professional Perth asphalt companies will cut away the damaged asphalt and remove it either by hand or bobcat, depending on the size of the damage. They will then access the cause of the asphalt damage and potentially relay the base. New hot mix asphalt will then be laid to completely cover the removed section, leaving you with a completely replaced and repaired section of asphalt.

An asphalt replacement being done by Perth asphalt contractor NK Asphalt for a commercial car park area.



Professional Driveway Resurfacing and Repair in Perth

NK Asphalt is one of Perth’s highest regarded asphalt repair companies, we’ve been repairing asphalt driveways for over 30 years and have an excellent reputation for customer service and quality of work, both for residential and commercial asphalt repair jobs.

Contact us for an obligation-free measure and quote. We can provide an over-the-phone consultation or inspect the job and give an honest opinion to arrive at the most cost-effective method for a good long-term result.

Asphalt repair jobs in Perth and outer suburbs of up to 2,000m2 can be completed from start to finish in only one to two days on-site. NK Asphalt can accommodate your business or tenants by staging the asphalt repair process to allow for ongoing access to your business or housing complex.

A completed asphalt replacement job by Perth asphalt contractors NK asphalt with parked cars sitting on top.



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If your job is 150m2 or more and in the Perth or surrounding areas.

Trevor Calnon

Trevor is a founder and Director and has over four decades of experience in the asphalt and bitumen industry. NK Asphalt was established in 1989 to deliver top-notch asphalt works across the Perth metro area and outer suburbs. He is dedicated to providing the right solution for clients and is an expert in all aspects of asphalt works - and the alternatives that clients often compare.