Properly laid and rolled asphalt is famous for its durability under stress. The hard surface is the favorite of governments and businesses responsible for the safety of both travelers and transporters. Without the long ribbons of asphalt that span the entire country, the nation’s economy would have a very different look. Local parking lot construction has also seen advancement over the years as the product has demonstrated its ability to endure harsh environments with little maintenance.
How Asphalt Deteriorates
In the greater St. Louis area, asphalt is exposed to cruel environmental conditions. Mother Nature takes her toll and human traffic—ever on the rise—adds an extra burden that compromises the integrity of the bond between particles. Summer sun expands asphalt, creating tiny cracks that eventually expand. The asphalt surface weakens, sags, and stretches.
Importance of Asphalt Maintenance & Repair
Governments and businesses that use asphalt surfaces are responsible for surface maintenance. When the condition of the asphalt is the cause of accidents, damage to vehicles, or even injuries to persons, the responsible party is liable for damages. Maintenance of asphalt surfaces is cheap and easy to order from A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing, LLC.
How Asphalt is Repaired
Sealing cracks before they become an issue during the winter months is the chief concern. A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing uses a rubberized asphalt component to seal unwanted openings and deny water entrance to the underpinnings of the asphalt surface. They also use heated asphalt as a cover over larger damaged areas as a temporary patch that limits interior deterioration of the surface as an emergency bandage.
It’s recommended to remove and replace large areas of asphalt weakness, which is performed in a two-phase operation. The preferred method is to get to the issue early to save worry and money through a process called Infrared Repair. Through this process, potholes and other surface damage is heated until the asphalt is fluid, and new asphalt is added. The process creates a newly sealed surface that mirrors the original firm qualities presented during the initial pouring and rolling. Infrared Repair offers the most extended and, therefore, the cheapest solution to the problem area.
To ensure an extended life to any asphalt surface in the St. Louis area, contact A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing, LLC, for a quick inspection and repair quote.