What Does Road Resurfacing Entail?

Resurfacing is designed to restore or improve the surface profile/texture, ‘ride-ability’, drainage and skid resistance. It can take the form of inlay (favoured for urban roads) or overlay, often used in rural areas.

Depending on the condition of the road, resurfacing can double or triple its lifespan before it needs replacing. However, road resurfacing can be expensive and time-consuming.

Remove Existing Asphalt

Removing the existing asphalt is one of the first steps in road resurfacing. The process involves clearing the roadway of obstructions and adjusting any utilities that may be in the way of the asphalt removal equipment.

Once all of the pavement is cleared, we can begin the milling and repaving process. This involves removing the top 1.5 inches of the existing asphalt and then laying down new asphalt.


Over time, asphalt roadways are worn down by both the weather and traffic. Resurfacing is a necessary process to extend the life of the roads and make them safer for drivers and pedestrians alike.

For the resurfacing process to be successful, it is important to prepare the road thoroughly. This includes removing any existing obstacles like access ramps and speed bumps that may be blocking the way.

Likewise, any structures for utilities like wires or pipes must be adjusted to prevent damage when the resurfacing crew works on the road.


Road resurfacing is an essential part of keeping your community safe and secure. It ensures that all roads are up-to-date with current standards, so you can rest assured that your family’s safety is in good hands.

Various treatments are used to keep the surface of a road in good condition and extend its life. Choosing the correct treatment for your road depends on factors including its current condition, traffic volume and how busy it is.


Resurfacing roads with a new asphalt surface is important to ensure that a road will last as long as possible. The process also helps to prevent accidents and damage to vehicles.

A key component to resurfacing is compaction. This process involves pressing soil particles together to create a densified soil, eliminating void space.

The process increases the soil’s strength and resistance to settlement. It also decreases hydraulic conductivity.


Over time, roadways deteriorate and need to be repaired. This can be done through a variety of methods, including resurfacing.

Resurfacing is a cost-effective way to extend the lifespan of roads, footpaths and car parks. It also reduces the risk of accidents and improves safety.

During this process, a new layer of asphalt is applied to the surface of the road. Resurfacing also improves the texture of the surface, enhancing ‘ride-ability’ and drainage.