Three Ways To Increase Lifespan
Have you recently had a driveway or parking lot paved, and you want to make sure it lasts? Top-quality pavement may last for up to 20 years, with winter thaw/freeze cycles and soil type playing a key role in determining the pavement’s lifespan. A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing, LLC recommends regular asphalt sealing service in St. Louis MO to maximize your investment. Below are some tips to make asphalt pavement last longer.
Protect Against Water Damage
Preventing water intrusion is the best way to protect an asphalt driveway or parking lot. Water freezes and thaws cyclically, which causes premature wear on the pavement. Good drainage is important, and the paving contractor can help you with this as the job progresses.
Fill Cracks and Sealcoat
If cracks exist in the pavement, you should get asphalt patching in St. Louis MO as soon as possible. Periodic sealcoating will prevent the surface from becoming oxidized, but excessive coating can cause damage as well. A1 recommends that you have your sealcoating redone when the previous layer is worn to the point where patches of bare pavement are visible.
If you’ve followed the above steps and the pavement still has a worn look, it might be time to consider repaving the parking lot or driveway. If the asphalt no longer drains properly, if it’s bumpy or if it’s settled excessively, replacement may be the only option.
With help from A1, you can get the best asphalt crack sealing, sealcoating and parking lot striping service in St. Louis MO. When you contact us to talk to a contractor, you can find the right services for your budget and your needs.