Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt is a resilient paving product that will provide excellent service for many years if you protect the investment. It’s versatile, resilient, and high-quality, offering extensive use with continued upkeep and asphalt maintenance services.

Protect Your Pavement from Chemicals and Gas

Gas and chemical spills pose a risk to your driveway’s integrity. These spills often contain petroleum components and these can cause the asphalt to soften and break down. It is vital to prevent gas leakages and chemical spills. Of course, spills will happen, so a quick cleanup is optimal, alongside sustainable paving maintenance and repair.

Fill Cracks and Holes

Cracks and holes will develop in asphalt. A delay in fixing these issues will always cause more issues. Cracks should be cleaned with either a hand wire brush or a wire brush attached to a drill. Your goal is to remove everything that is loose. (You can pretend you are a dentist!)  Once you have all deteriorated material removed, seal the crack with a rubberized sealing product. Don't skimp, and make certain that the sealant is worked into the crack. It is imperative that the sealant bonds cover all surfaces inside the crack, the bottom, and both walls. Ideally, bring the sealant out one inch on each side of the crack. This will make it much m more difficult for water to seep in. Potholes are nearly impossible for a property owner to fix on their own. Give us a call, and we’ll be there to take on all asphalt maintenance services that you need.

Use High-Quality Sealcoat (Maybe)

Experts differ on the value of sealcoating. If your asphalt is in good shape and cracks and potholes have been diligently repaired, you should not need a seal coat. If, on the other hand, you are seeing alligatoring or crumbling, a sealcoat might be a good idea to secure it.

Get Water Away

Water is the enemy of many building materials. In the case of asphalt, the water itself is not damaging, but it can cause problems by washing away the sub-base aggregate if it is able to penetrate the surface. Also, if there is water in any crack or under any asphalt when a freeze comes, you may have an asphalt emergency that requires urgent, sustainable paving maintenance and repair.

Maintaining an asphalt driveway is affordable and takes little time and effort. Also, your asphalt driveway or parking lots can maintain their integrity and stay for years if proper care is taken. The lifespan of your asphalt driveway depends on the weather it has to endure; if you can’t control the weather, you can at least protect your pavement by caring for it through consistent asphalt repair services through our company. Reach out to us to learn more.