Fabric Overlay

Strengthen and Protect Your Pavement

When your surface needs a little more than an overlay, we have just the solution, a fabric overlay.  Using a geotextile material as an added layer between the original surface and the new asphalt on top, a fabric overlay will add strength to your pavement while protecting the subgrade below from the harmful effects of water.

Application

Before the paving begins, we can repair any distressed areas in your asphalt, concrete curbing, sidewalks or other areas, and remove any loose material or water from the surface.  Our repair services can also include saw cutting, milling and wedging, skin patching and trench repair.

 

This prepares your site for the paving process, where we apply an asphalt emulsion (or tack coat) to create a proper bond between the existing pavement surface and the geotextile fabric layer. Next, a geotextile fabric is rolled onto the tack coat to provide extra strength and to minimize additional damage to the subgrade due to moisture penetration. Hot mix asphalt is then applied and compacted. Now, your surface is ready for final touches such as parking stall striping, directional lines and arrows, speed bumps, signage and more.

Benefits

Customizable
Customizable
Choose the right paving thickness for your project type and expected amount of traffic
Improved Look & Durability
Improved Look & Durability
A fabric overlay will give your surface the look of a brand-new asphalt surface, adding as long as 10 to 15 years to your pavement’s lifespan. They can also reduce reflective cracking problems
Better Traction & Safety
Better Traction & Safety
Fabric overlays provide improved vehicle traction and reduce safety issues like trips and falls
Lower Cost
Lower Cost
Fabric is a less expensive alternative to full removal and replacement of your paved surface
Greater Protection
Greater Protection
Geotextile fabric and tack coat layers create a barrier between the surface and your subgrade, which may assist in preventing further degradation to damaged subgrade, extending the life of your surface
Faster Completion
Faster Completion
Overlays take much less time to complete – usually just days. This minimizes downtime for your road or parking lot