Whether you have an asphalt driveway at your home or an asphalt parking lot at your business, the need for routine maintenance is a must in order to keep it looking great. According to Angie’s List, there are ways you can help to prolong the life of your asphalt surface and help keep cracks from forming.
- Stay Away From Salt: Melting snow and ice with salt can cause water to go directly into the pavement, where it will re-freeze and expand. As the process repeats over the season, the strain can lead to cracks.
- Be Aware of Trees: Trees can develop an extensive root system that grows in several different directions at various lengths. If a drive or lot is built too closely to existing trees, or if new trees are planted too closely, root growth can apply uneven pressure from beneath leading to cracks and sometimes raised portions that become major tripping hazards.
- Limit the Weight: While asphalt is a strong material, there is a limit to how much it can hold before it cracks. The weight limit of a specific area or driveway will depend on its construction, but it is safe to assume that anything over a few tons will crack the surface.
Of course, even with proper installation, cracks become an almost inevitable occurrence over time on any asphalt surface, but with proper maintenance and help from A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing, you can prevent cracks from forming altogether with EnduraSeal TR, our environmentally friendly fix. This sealer not only looks great, it also seals against water, resists solvent action, and resists oxidation, so you can be confident your asphalt surface will be protected and looking great. Even if your asphalt is already cracked or has other issues, we can help by making repairs before they become worse. Contact us today for all your asphalt and concrete needs!