Performing preventative maintenance on your asphalt pavement just makes good dollars and sense. It is far more expensive to rip up and replace asphalt pavement than it is to maintain it and take preventative measures to protect it. That means taking good care of your asphalt pavement saves you money in the long-term. While it might take a little bit of effort now, the savings is well worth it. Here are the top money-saving asphalt pavement preventative maintenance tips:
1. Repair Potholes and Cracks Immediately
Repair potholes and cracks before they can spread and cause further damage to your pavement surface. Potholes left to spread unchecked can degrade the integrity of your entire asphalt surface, especially when you factor in traffic stress and ongoing use.
2. Clean it Up Regularly
Taking time each month to clean your asphalt pavement helps maintain its durability and lifespan. Clear away leaves, other debris and trash frequently as these things can actually damage your pavement over time. Also watch for fuel and oil stains on the pavement. Fuel and oil can degrade asphalt quickly. Use a degreasing cleaning agent made specifically for asphalt pavement to mitigate the damage caused by fuel and oil.
3. Embrace Sealcoating
Sealcoating protects and prolongs the lifespan of your asphalt pavement. It seals up small cracks, prevents water infiltration and protects from damaging UV rays that can degrade and fade the pavement surface. Sealcoating should be performed every three to five years, depending on the traffic or how heavily its used. For your safety and protection of the local environment, be sure to choose an eco-friendly and non-toxic sealcoat product like Pitch Black Asphalt Emulsion with 0.00% PAHs.
A properly maintained and sealed pavement surface has an extended lifetime and fewer long-term repair costs. So, these top money-saving asphalt pavement preventative maintenance tips just make sense. These tips protect your asphalt pavement surface and save you money at the same time. If you need asphalt repair or sealcoating, call Weaver Construction. Weaver has the expertise to protect and maintain your asphalt and the best quality products to do the job safely.