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Spring Care and Maintenance for your Asphalt Pavement


Spring is here, and it’s time to give your asphalt pavement a little extra attention. Over the last year, your pavement may have taken a beating. Potholes, cracks and other damages might have occurred, which can shorten the lifespan of your pavement. To protect your asphalt pavement and ensure that it lasts for years to come, it’s crucial to perform regular spring care and maintenance. Let’s discuss why spring care and maintenance are so important and share some tips on how to keep your asphalt pavement in top condition.

Visually inspect for damage

The first step in spring care and maintenance for your asphalt pavement is to visually inspect it for any damages. Look for cracks, potholes and other signs of wear and tear. Note areas that require attention or repair. You may want to use traffic cones to mark off any hazardous areas.

Repair damages such as cracks and potholes

Once you’ve identified areas of damage, it’s crucial to repair them as quickly as possible. Cracks and potholes can get bigger over time, which can lead to more extensive repairs or pavement replacement. Weaver Construction can help you repair these damages safely and efficiently, using materials that will last.

Sealcoat regularly to prevent damage and wear and tear

Sealcoating is another crucial step in spring care and maintenance for your asphalt pavement. It’s a protective coating that shields your asphalt pavement from UV rays, oil spills, chemicals, water infiltration and other outdoor elements. The process of sealcoating can extend your pavement’s lifespan and prevent wear and tear, as well as minimize the need for costly repairs.

Restripe as often as necessary

Restriping your asphalt pavement can make a big difference in its visual appeal and safety. Faded or worn-out markings can confuse drivers and lead to accidents. Proper striping keeps everyone safe and clarifies lane divisions, parking spots, fire lanes, handicapped areas, no parking zones, speed bumps and bike lanes. Restriping needs to happen every few years or more, depending on the amount of traffic the space experiences.

Prevent damage caused by vegetation

Vegetation like weeds, plants and trees can cause significant damages to your asphalt pavement. They can cause cracks to form and even cause buckling that reduces the lifespan of your pavement. Always keep an eye on vegetation near your pavement and remove any plants that are causing damage. It’s essential that you never allow soil to build up to the level of your pavement and trim along edges regularly.

Keep pavement clean and clear of debris

Keeping your pavement clean and clear is essential in protecting your asphalt pavement. Sweeping debris from your pavement regularly prevents it from accumulating and causing damage so make sure you complete this task often. Debris like leaves, dust and dirt can trap moisture, which can seep into the pavement and cause damage. Regular cleaning and removing damaging debris can extend the life of your pavement.

Spring care and maintenance for your asphalt pavement is crucial in extending the lifespan of your pavement. Partnering with Weaver Construction ensures your asphalt pavement or lot is properly maintained every spring to get you the maximum lifespan from your pavement investment. Let’s get started, contact us today!