How To Maintain Your Asphalt Surface
Asphalt is a solid and flexible surface. It is made from a combination of sand, tar, rock, and bitumen. Rock and sand make it strong, and tar and bitumen make it flexible. Over a certain amount of time, exposure to weather, vehicle fluids, and vehicle weight can take a toll on asphalt, particularly tar and bitumen. Once the asphalt loses some of its flexibility, it’s easy for cracks to form.
When your paved surface becomes cracked or potholes form, it’s essential to have them repaired as soon as possible. Once water seeps in under the surface, it can cause substantial damage to the asphalt. The first and most crucial step in maintaining your asphalt surface is to have repairs done as soon as possible after the damage appears. Check out our Asphalt Repair page for more information.
Seal coating can help to protect your paved asphalt surface. The seal coat acts as a barrier and protects the surface from damage caused by oil, gas, and other vehicle fluids. Seal coating also helps to prevent oxidation and damage caused by weather conditions. Before a seal coat is applied, any damaged surface areas should be repaired. When properly used, seal coating can help protect your paved surface and lengthen the amount of time before repairs need to be made.
The frequency that seal coating is needed depends on the climate and the amount of use that your paved surface is exposed to. Ask our experienced paving professionals what schedule of seal coating is best for you and your driveway, parking lot, or road surface. We’ll assess the amount of use, the weather conditions to which the surface is exposed, and develop a recommended seal coating schedule. Seal coating is one of the most effective ways to prevent damage and avoid cracks and potholes.