An asphalt pavement that is neglected is not very aesthetic and can be inconvenient in use. Like all of your property, your asphalt needs to be thoroughly maintained. It is recommended to have it serviced at least every 2 years to keep it strong and beautiful, while maximizing its lifespan. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, maintaining your asphalt surface will allow you to keep costly asphalt repairs away by pushing away the breaks and cracks that lead to expensive repairs. We therefore encourage you to be proactive rather than reactive in managing your asphalt with these helpful tips.
Why maintaining your asphalt during the winter is important?
The harsh winter climate puts your asphalt surfaces to the test. During the summer season, the sun’s rays deteriorate and fade the surface of your asphalt, while in winter, cold and ice will damage it. The incessant cycles of freezing and thawing cause asphalt to crack and poke holes in places. These holes and cracks then let in water, which turns to ice and swells the asphalt, then causes it to crack and crack even more, creating potholes all over the place.
How to maintain your asphalt during the winter?
The first step to maintaining your asphalt during the winter would be deep cleaning. This will allow you to maintain and accurately assess the condition of the asphalt, which will prevent costly repairs. Thorough washing of the surface involves removing grass shoots or other weeds that may have grown between cracks or cracks in the asphalt. It will also remove all debris and dust that will interfere with repairs in the future.
Next, would be checking to see if you need to replace current cracked or damaged surfaces of your asphalt. If you have cracks or holes larger than one inch, we can replace the cracked surface with our state-of-the-art equipment and extensive experience in commercial and institutional settings. This process will eliminate your cracks and holes, thus preventing water infiltration from creating new ones down the road.
To find out if your asphalt surface requires professional repairs or resurfacing, contact our team in St. Louis, MO for an estimate today! We can analyze the situation and suggest the solution that is most appropriate for your particular situation.