An "overlay" is the paving of a second layer of asphalt over existing asphalt. An overlay can be done when the existing asphalt is in overall good condition but may have some problem areas. Asphalt overlays are a great way to save time and money. Overlays do not require a removal and replacement process. It is another layer on top of the current asphalt. This process ensures that you are getting more life out of the current asphalt. These jobs are recommended when there are cracks in the road or lot that need repair.