You don’t always think of asphalt paving and maintenance as a key factor in the success of new commercial construction projects or property management. However, proper installation and maintenance of your asphalt can both extend the life of the original pavement and provide cost savings that will maximize your budget.

Establish a Maintenance Plan

Proper maintenance begins with understanding what applications are most effective for your pavement and when to perform maintenance care. This is done by establishing a maintenance plan in the early stages of your project or when implementing your property management system. According to an article from, preventative care should occur within the first 3-7 years of the pavement’s life when proper maintenance is most cost-effective. This is especially true for pavement in geographic areas that experience cold and wet weather conditions in the winter such as right here in St. Louis.

Cost Savings of Effective Asphalt Maintenance

This may seem too early to be performing preventative maintenance, but a well implemented maintenance plan that starts early can provide cost benefits that will outweigh future repair costs if the pavement is not properly cared for. According to the Federal Highway Administration, it estimates that spending $1 in asphalt preservation early on can delay or even eliminate the need to spend $6-$10 on rehabilitation or reconstruction in the future. These cost savings will allow you to allocate more of your budget to other areas of your property that need more maintenance, and your parking lot will continue to function at its best for many years to come.

Picking the Right Contractor

The key to proper maintenance is finding an established contractor with experience providing professional installation and maintenance services. A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing provides commercial asphalt work and services in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We have the knowledge and tools necessary to get any job done, whether it is asphalt sealing and patching, crack filling, or making sure the job starts off on the right foot with quality asphalt paving installation. No matter the job, we can meet any of your needs. Contact us today to speak to our team about how we can maximize the success and life or your pavement.

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