If you have asphalt pavement on your property, you should already know that the best way to make it last longer and save a lot of money, in the long run, is to keep it in good shape.
In the spring, asphalt can often have cracks, sinking spots, or other damage from the winter before.
Check your asphalt in the spring and fix any problems you find. By fixing small problems now, you can avoid having to do expensive repairs in the future.
With these easy spring maintenance tips, you can make your asphalt pavement last longer.
- LOOK CAREFULLY
As soon as the harsh winter weather is over, it’s time to give your paved areas a thorough visual inspection.
Pay attention to any damage. Even small cracks can turn into bigger problems.
Fix these problems as soon as possible, because water can seep into these cracks, freeze overnight, and damage more of your pavement. Water can also get under the asphalt and weaken the structure, which can cause it to fall down over time.
Potholes are not only unsightly and dangerous for commercial properties, but they can also put your business at risk if they cause someone to fall or get hurt.
Paying for damage to a person’s body or to a car is a lot more expensive than fixing a few potholes. Make sure to fix any holes in the road so you don’t end up being sued.
- SEALCOAT REGULARLY
Sealcoating, which is also called “paving sealing,” is important.
At least every two years, you should have sealcoating done on your asphalt. If you haven’t already, now is the time to schedule one while the weather is dry.
Sealcoating is one of the best ways to keep your asphalt paving from getting damaged and looking its best.
It’s always best to hire a professional paver to come sealcoat your asphalt because they’ll give it a coating that is reliable, effective, and lasts a long time.
Doing it yourself isn’t really a good idea in this case because if you do it wrong, your asphalt paving could get damaged, which would cost more in the long run.
- FIX YOUR PAINTING JOB
If the lines on the parking lot of your business are starting to fade, now is a great time to re-stripe the lot.
A fresh coat of paint will not only make your parking lot look a lot better, but it will also show your customers that you care about their health, safety, and well-being.
Make sure to line and paint the following areas so that your customers can find them easily:
- Lots for cars
- Fire lanes
- Disabled areas
- No parking zones
- Loading zones
Make sure to use professional techniques and long-lasting paint when painting the lot. If you don’t know how to do it yourself, you might want to ask a professional for help.
- CLEAR YOUR EDGING
Grass and weeds often grow through the top layer of asphalt and damage it from the bottom up. Over time, this makes it weaker and more likely to break or crack. You can help stop this from happening by keeping the edges of your asphalt clear of weeds and plants.
You can also think about adding a curb to the edges of your asphalt. This will not only make your parking lot look better, but it will also make it easier to keep weeds and grass from growing. Browse around this site.
- KEEP UP WITH REGULAR CLEANINGS
To keep your asphalt in good shape, you need to clean it regularly. Make sure to clean up any rocks, leaves, or dirt from your pavement on a regular basis so it’s clear for your visitors. This will not only make it look better but also make it a lot safer.
Cleaning your asphalt of dirt and other junk will also help it last longer. Make sure to check your drains often and empty them so that water doesn’t build up.
Cleaning your pavement regularly will also keep any debris from clogging the drainage system, which can lead to more cracks and potholes on the asphalt’s surface.
At Hackensack Paving Company, we pave asphalt, fix asphalt, and take care of asphalt for residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers.
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