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How To Protect & Maintain Asphalt Surfaces Year Round

How to Protect & Maintain Asphalt Surfaces Year Round

Asphalt paving is a sturdy and durable solution for parking lots, driveways, basketball courts, and other surfaces. Unfortunately, asphalt surfaces can adversely be impacted by various factors including harsh weather conditions. Asphalt paving is a costly investment that aims to enhance your property’s aesthetics and improve its value. So, as a property owner or manager, maintaining your asphalt surfaces to remain the same regardless of the season is crucial. 

In this article, we cover tips on how you can protect and maintain asphalt surfaces all year round. 

Asphalt Surface Maintenance Tips 

Sealcoating 

Sealcoating is a popular and effective technique for maintaining the integrity of your asphalt surface. It does so in two critical ways. Firstly, waterproof sealants can go a long way in slowing down oxidation and water damage. Secondly, it protects asphalt from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Besides its protection qualities, a sealcoating can tremendously transform your lot by giving it a new and more attractive look. 

Repair Cracks and Potholes 

Repairing cracks and potholes may sound like cliché advice but it’s extremely important. Please note that cracks and potholes will develop over time. It’s important to detect and fill them early before they deteriorate, spread, and cause more damage. So, keep an eye on your asphalt surface throughout the year for cracks and potholes and repair them accordingly. 

Avoid Heavy Loads 

Asphalt surfaces may be sturdy but depending on the quality of the pavement or build, some cannot withstand heavy loads. This is particularly true if your asphalt pavement was built with a specific load-bearing capacity in mind. If that’s the case, avoid driving or parking superheavy vehicles like trucks or payloaders. 

Clear Debris and Shovel Regularly 

Thorough cleaning of your asphalt contributes to maintaining its great shape. You can contact professionals to help you rid of debris and keep your asphalt free from standing water and snow all year round. Professional cleaners will protect your asphalt from the adverse effects of such matters and help you detect other underlying early issues while at it. 

Consider Milling and Overlaying 

Over time, depending on use and other existing conditions, your asphalt will deteriorate from cracks, potholes, sunken areas, and uneven surfaces. Sealing cracks and filling potholes are great maintenance techniques but they can only do so much. Asphalt milling and overlaying, which involves grinding up the existing surface and applying new asphalt over the existing base, can go a long way in extending the life of your asphalt surface. 

Connect with GWP Company 

Taking proper care of your asphalt pavement will save you the hefty costs of maintenance, extend its life, and help your property hold its value. The tips above can help your asphalt maintain its great shape throughout the seasons. However, at some point, you’ll need to partner with professionals to ensure maintenance is done right for maximum results. 

Lucky for you, GWP Company is a professional asphalt paving service provider that you can trust for all your asphalt needs. We’re a customer-driven company with decades worth of experience serving clients of all kinds. 

Reach out to us today or call 678-377-3113 to find out how we can help. 

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