Three Benefits of Overlay Paving


Beginning a paving project can be a daunting prospect. It can be complex, time- consuming, and expensive. Some of these worries can be reduced, however, if you choose to use the overlay paving method.

This method lays new paving products on top of the existing surface. If the structural integrity of the already laid pavement is sound, overlay paving can be beneficial and make for a superior finished project.

The following three advantages of overlay paving make it a great option for businesses and contractors:

1. Cost-effective

One of the biggest concerns when starting a new paving project is the cost. Paving from scratch can be quite expensive. However, overlay paving is much more cost- effective. If the original paving has become cracked and worn and looks in need of replacing but is structurally fine, overlay paving can be a great choice.

Putting aesthetically pleasing paving over worn or cracked existing areas can be a fantastic way to improve the overall look of the project at an affordable price. Because the amount of raw material needed for overlay paving is diminished, the cost is much lower making the entire project more affordable.

6mm custom mix overlay completed by StoneSet at Lindfield – September 2016

2. Time saving

Overlay paving is much more friendly on a project’s time frame. The amount of work that it takes to lay paving over an existing surface is greatly reduced. This means that time can be freed up for other parts of a major renovation project, or that the project can be completed in a shorter amount of time.

Overlay paving can be a perfect solution for jobs which need to be finished on a strict or quickly approaching deadline.

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3mm Charcoal Ash overlay completed by StoneSet at Wetherill Park – August 2016


3. Environmentally Friendly

Because there is not as much waste when the method of overlay paving is used, much less garbage ends up being hauled off to the landfill. This makes overlay paving more environmentally friendly than traditional paving methods.

In addition, when using a porous product like StoneSet, water can be collected in a drainage channel and returned to the water table or used on site. This makes good use of resources and can also be beneficial to the project.

Overlay paving is cost-effective, time-saving, and environmentally friendly. It is definitely worth considering for your next paving project.

For information, or to find out how StoneSet can work for you, please feel free to contact us.