Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt Maintenance in 3 Easy Steps

There are really three key practices in keeping your asphalt looking good and lasting longer. Here there are and in order:

  1. Regular Cleaning.
    1. The frequency of the clean is relevant to the amount of traffic the asphalt gets; monthly and weekly are most common.
    2. Use asphalt safe cleaning products. The wrong products can strip away asphalt’s protective top layer.
  2. Fix cracks and potholes quickly.
    1. Letting cracks persist will cause more weathering to happen.
    2. Cracks are usually best fixed with a two applications, letting the first get further down.
    3. Use the proper technique for the size, depth, location of the crack or pothole. Take into consideration weather and temperatures.
  3. Sealcoating
    1. Sealcoating adds a layer of protection repelling oils, fuels, and water.
    2. Sealcoating helps protect your asphalt from harmful UV rays. Need in AZ.
    3. Sealcoating is best after cleaning and filling cracks and pot holes.
    4. Frequency of sealcoating depends on environment and usage of parking lot or driveways. It will range between 2 to 5 years.

Follow these steps and your asphalt will last for many years. If the recommended asphalt maintenances above are not performed then you will need to look to resurfacing your asphalt sooner.

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