Asphalt pavement is a popular choice for roadways and parking lots because it is durable, relatively inexpensive, and easy to maintain. Asphalt pavements’ lifespan can extend for many years if it is taken care of properly; you can take a few steps to extend its lifespan.
This blog post by Prime Asphalt will discuss three tips that will help keep your asphalt pavement in Waco, TX, looking great for many years to come!
Crack filling & Sealcoating
Crack filling is the process of filling in cracks in the asphalt with a sealant. This prevents water from getting into the gaps and cracks, causing further damage.
Seal coating is a protective layer applied over the asphalt to protect it from weathering and wear and tear.
These processes should be carried out every two or three years, often if needed. By keeping your asphalt pavement well-maintained with crack-filling and seal coating, you can extend its lifespan by several years!
Preventing Water damage
The most common reason for pavement failure is water. Suppose you let the water stand for a long time and reach the sub-base. In that case, it will quickly break down the base course of your asphalt pavement and create cracks in it that must be fixed with asphalt patches – which can become outdated soon after installation due to chemical reactions between traffic pollution & heat exposure!
A better option might include installing a drain system before any other repairs are done so this problem doesn’t resurface again later on down the line. Not only does this make traffic chaotic but also dangerous.
Load control is something many property owners ignore when it comes to asphalt pavement. If you often have large, heavy vehicles like garbage trucks or delivery trucks on your asphalt pavement, it is essential to limit their access. These vehicles can damage pavement quickly if they drive over it too much.
Restricting their access to the pavement can significantly impact the pavement’s lifespan. You can avoid this by placing the trash cans at the end of the pavement so the garbage trucks don’t have to pass through it.
It’s necessary to take preventive measures to extend the life of an asphalt pavement. Regular crack filling and seal coating can have a profound effect on the lifespan of your pavement, and so does prevent water damage and load control.
Prime Asphalt has been the top-rated paving contractor family-owned and operated in Waco, TX, the DFW area, Midland, TX, and the surrounding areas! We are fully licensed and insured to ensure the complete safety of each paving service.
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