Spring sunshine is coming and the snow and ice are finally melting. With your asphalt surface clear from snow, it makes it a great time to take a closer look at the condition of the asphalt to complete any necessary maintenance. A properly maintained asphalt surface will last 12-20 years, depending on climate and usage. You can help prolong the life of your pavement with a simple spring maintenance checklist.
Asphalt surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned twice annually. Cleaning will give you a good opportunity to inspect the surface and note any areas in need of maintenance. Simply remove all dirt and debris with a stiff broom and powerful hose spray.
Carefully inspect asphalt surfaces for any cracks; asphalt is most susceptible to damage by way of water entering cracks and undermining the asphalt. Left unattended, a small crack has potential to become a pothole. Do not risk the unsightly, unsafe pothole forming on your pavement! Fill any cracks you find annually to keep your surface smooth. Our Infrared asphalt repair is a cost-effective method to eliminate further damage, liability issues, and deterioration.
Keeping the edges of your asphalt surface clear from grass and weeds will prevent roots from sneaking beneath the surface and damaging the asphalt. You might consider adding an asphalt curb to the edges which offers a great improvement to the aesthetic value of the pavement and a method to reduce your maintenance workload.
Sealing asphalt surfaces increases longevity by protecting asphalt from weathering, oxidation, and petroleum substances. Sealing also returns the asphalt’s beautiful black luster. If left unprotected, asphalt becomes brittle and prone to cracking. It is recommended that asphalt be re-sealed every 3-5 years. Professional sealing can be completed within 24-hours, rendering your pavement ready for use for many years to come.
Contact us today and check-off your asphalt spring maintenance, preparing your business and surfaces for the year ahead.