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Should one be concerned about tire marking and scuffing on a newly paved parking lot?

No, it is normal for there to be tire marking and scuffing on newly paved parking lots, especially during periods of very hot weather as is common here in Atlanta during the summer months. The appearance of these marks and scuffs is normal, and in no way affects the long term performance of the pavement. The marking and scuffing subsides within a few weeks, after the asphalt has a chance to totally cool down, and the marks will finally disappear. For a more detailed explanation of tire scuffing, marking, and indentations, please visit this link for a position paper on the subject, published by the Asphalt Institute.

http://www.asphaltisbest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Tire-Scuffing-and-Indentations-of-Asphalt-Pavement.pdf

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