#1: Clean Your Asphalt Regularly
Being proactive and cleaning your asphalt surface can save you money over time will extend the life of your asphalt. Removing tough stains, like fuel and oil, can prevent deterioration and extend its lifespan. Parking lots and driveways suffer from damage every day that can easily be prevented. This includes keeping the surface clear of leaves, garbage, and other debris – anything that could keep moisture trapped on the surface and hurt your pavement.
Cleaning Gas, oil, diesel, transmission fluid, and antifreeze is the best thing you can do to extend the lifespan of the pavement. These chemicals will eat away at the surface making it brittle. This is also a main reason potholes are created.
For commercial parking lots cleaning pavement speaks well about how your whole business takes care. For homeowners, it shows you have pride in your home to keep it well-maintained.
#2 Repair Potholes Right Away
Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of water after it has entered into the ground under pavement. Potholes are an unnecessary nuisance which you can get rid of with simple maintenance measures.
Repairing a pothole before it spreads and causes further damage to your parking lot or driveway is very important. With repeated pedestrian and vehicle traffic Potholes can grow continuously increasing the cost of repair and reducing replacement time.
Check for and remove standing water. When liquid continues to seep into the surface the asphalt is weakend and the pavement starts to crumble and the pothole gets larger in time. The best course of action is to perform asphalt pothole repairs with patching when you first notice the hole.
Potholes cause problems in vehicles resulting in punctured tires or issues with the steering system alignment. Whether yours is the hole that caused the initial problem or not, if a customer or employee’s car sustains damage after hitting a pothole in your parking lot of your commercial complex, or your driveway, you could easily be held liable.
Do not procrastinate. Contact our professionals whom will be able to gauge the damage incurred by the road and also be able to fix the problem at hand.
We are committed to always providing you with cost effective solutions for your asphalt needs.
#3 Perform Asphalt Repairs Before Winter Starts
The best time to perform asphalt repairs and maintenance is before the first major or minor snowfall of winter hits. Late summer and early autumn are ideal times of year to implement any necessary repairs because the temperatures are still warm enough to allow for proper procurement without interruption from heavy precipitation. Even small crack formations can turn into potholes by the end of winter. As water seeps through these cracks, it’ll eventually freeze and expand due to the cold temperatures and this expansion places a great deal of pressure on the surrounding asphalt and causes erosion and you’ll be forced to replace it either partially or entirely in the spring.
#4 Seal Your Asphalt
Asphalt Sealing will facilitate in maintaining your asphalt parking lot or driveway and increase its longevity. You should apply sealant at least once every two to three years, this will help to maintain the strength and keep it strong and help it last for years to come. Asphalt Sealing fills surface damage and provides a protective layer to keep out damaging UV rays, vehicle fluids and water. Without a regular sealcoating application, you leave your asphalt surface unprotected from the elements and external factors.
A properly maintained and sealed asphalt surface has an extended lifetime and reduces long-term repair costs.
At ECA our experienced Asphalt Edmonton Paving team is highly qualified to give you an accurate services estimate with several service options on how to address your asphalt issues.We own and operate all of our equipment which means no rental costs are passed on to the customer.
- We offer a broad range of cost-effective residential, commercial and industrial Asphalt Paving solutions
- We ensure timely service delivery
- We provide pre-surface construction and repair services
- We are responsive to our customers’ needs
Contact us if you need assistance with your asphalt surface. We are here to answer any questions you may have and we provide complimentary estimates. Call today!