Can you put Asphalt over Old Concrete?

Yes, it is possible to put asphalt over old concrete, but it may not always be the best option depending on the condition of the existing concrete.

Asphalt can be installed over concrete as long as the concrete is in good condition, with no large cracks or structural issues. However, if the concrete has extensive damage or is uneven, it will need to be repaired or removed before the asphalt can be installed.

In cases where the concrete is in good condition, it can act as a stable base for the new asphalt surface. The asphalt will adhere to the concrete and provide a smooth and durable surface for vehicles and pedestrians.

It is important to note that adding a layer of asphalt over existing concrete will raise the level of the surface. This can be problematic if the new height will cause issues with drainage, transitions to adjacent surfaces, or affect the clearance of structures like doors, manhole covers or curbs.

In summary, it is possible to put asphalt over old concrete, but the condition of the concrete and the intended use of the area should be taken into consideration before making a decision. Consulting with a professional contractor would be advisable to assess whether this is a feasible option in your particular case.

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