Life Cycle Of Pavement

Discussing the Life Cycle of Your Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt is an engineered product and it has a predictable “Life Cycle.”

The normal life expectancy of asphalt pavement is about 20-30 years, when properly engineered and constructed.bad-pavement-along-the-road

This can be streets, highways, parking lots or home driveways.

Of course, there are exception to every rule and theory.

Some parking lots will fail sooner and some will last much longer than the 20 to 30 years mentioned.

Nevertheless, at some point in time, ALL asphalt surfaces will fail and require maintenance, repair or complete repaving.

Life Cycle of Your Pavement

Many factors impact this life cycle.  A few are:

  • Engineered for the expected traffic, frequency and weight
  • Constructed to specifications
  • Traffic managed over the specifications, e.g., no trucks allowed on areas of light duty paving.
  • Water flow removed from the surface as quickly as possible.
  • Timely seal coating and maintenance will extend the life cycle.
  • Cracks sealed to prevent water from entering the sub grade.


John Parachuk Paving
25 Fox Meadow Dr
Abbottstown, PA 17301
Call 717-577-7329

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