How Long Does Road Resurfacing Take?
Roads are a fundamental part of infrastructure for companies here within the United Kingdom, it’s this level of connection that our economy thrives off. Connecting people with the places they need to go, roads allow us to keep up with the busy bustle of everyday life and have done for many years now.
Although they are constructed out of layers of highly durable asphalt, over the years the constant strain of heavy vehicles and weathering can cause them to start deteriorating. It may start with a small pothole or crack but if left to develop the problems can become severe.
It’s not just the aesthetics that make it important to replace these surfaces, the president of the Automobile Protection Association confirmed that potholes can cause damage to multiple areas of your vehicle. This vehicle damage can be extremely costly and shed a bad light on your property.
In this article, we will be breaking down some of the key factors that affect the timescale of a road resurfacing project. Discussing both domestic and commercial situations, we aim to give all the information needed to help you fully understand this sort of surfacing work.
Commercial Vs Domestic Premises
Commercial premises will often have large car parks and road surfaces allowing a large number of vehicles to enter and leave the workplace. Whilst this will be a fairly large scale project it often will only take a surfacing company between one and two days to complete, the main delays from this sort of project will be arranging a date where the work can take place.
Domestic properties will be a much smaller project, with a private driveway only taking a day to have the new surface laid. Domestic work is often a lot more straightforward as there is no need to close a road and block off traffic, it’s just a case of storing your vehicles somewhere else for the day the surfacing is put down. The delays from this kind of project are usually around budget and affordability.
Repairing or Replacing A Road Surface
One of the most important decisions you have to make when inquiring about a road resurfacing job is if you are looking for a small repair or a complete replacement of the road. If there is only a small area of surface damaged it can be a lot more cost-effective to resurface this single area. For situations where there is widespread damage a complete resurfacing may be the best solution in the long run.
Specific Surfacing Material Requirements
When investing in a road resurfacing project you must take into consideration what option you would like to go with. Hot rolled asphalt is the most common solution but other options include stone mastic asphalt & porous tarmac. If this were to be a commercial property looking to have thermoplastic road marking as well to help traffic flow, this will add to the overall timeframe of the project.
Swift Surfacings Professional Option
Let’s take a minute to summarise all of the above. Most projects will take between one and two days to be completed. As soon as you fully understand the requirements of the project do not hesitate to get in contact with a local surfacing contractor to get the ball rolling. We can offer further advice around managing the project within a commercial setting to help speed the process along and get your new resurfacing underway in a matter of no time.
Kian is a content writer and marketing manager for Swift Surfacing. He helps publish regular content and insights for customers and industry personnel.