It’s no secret asphalt deteriorates as it ages. And it’s really no wonder given the beating it can take from the sun, poor drainage or an unstable subgrade. All of these elements contribute to the oxidation of oils within the asphalt, making it brittle and stiff. Given this reality, it’s important to remember timely maintenance can make all the difference – to the life of your pavement and the balance of your pocketbook.
When it comes to asphalt maintenance, a good general rule of thumb is to have your asphalt sealcoated one to two years after it’s first been paved, then every two to four years depending on the amount of traffic and the condition of the asphalt. We also recommend you have a professional check your pavement for cracks annually.
A steady maintenance plan such as this will help you catch minor deficiencies early on and save money in the long run. Otherwise, cracks become potholes, potholes become craters and craters become hazards – to you, your employees and your customers.
Please contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll get started on your asphalt maintenance plan, which will provide instant improvements in looks and safety as well as protection from further damage and erosion.