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Top Tips for Maintaining Your Pavement

While pavement may not be the first thing on your mind as a property owner, the condition of your parking lot can greatly affect the impression your visitors get when they drive onto your premises. A parking lot that is cracked, chipped, or full of potholes is more difficult to navigate in a car and on foot, and can give others a negative impression of your operation. That’s why pavement maintenance from a reliable asphalt pavement company is essential. Pavement maintenance helps extend the life of your pavement, and will produce a better aesthetic appearance as well. Keep reading to find out the best ways to maintain your pavement.

Regular Cleaning

Your pavement takes a beating, and is subject to the elements as well as oil, wear, and tear from cars that drive over it. Take time out every few weeks to clean your pavement, using a blower to do away with bits of debris including glass and loose pieces of asphalt aggregate. Sweep your parking lot regularly, as this will not only keep your pavement in better condition, but will also give you a chance to evaluate the condition of your pavement. Debris can hide in cracks and cover them up, which can lead to more serious pavement problems.

Crack Sealing

If you have pavement, eventually you will have cracks. Crack sealing helps prevent serious problems with your pavement, as water can get into cracks and damage the foundation. Even if you have only small cracks, have your asphalt company evaluate if you need crack sealing, and what type might be right for you.

Seal Coating

Traffic, sun exposure, and moisture can all age your pavement if you do not maintain it properly. Seal coating helps prolong the life of your pavement, protecting it from these exposures. If your asphalt is turning gray, has cracks forming, or the surface sand is wearing down, seal coating may be the right pavement maintenance choice for you.

Cactus Asphalt is proud to be the leading asphalt company in Phoenix, Arizona. Call us at (623) 207-8246 to find out how we can help protect and preserve your pavement. Don’t forget to ask for your free quote.

4 thoughts on “Top Tips for Maintaining Your Pavement

  1. Avatar for Marcus CoonsMarcus Coons

    Thank you for talking about the importance of crack sealing your pavement to avoid serious damages to its foundation. I can see that consulting with a professional can help you learn more about your driveway and make sure your paving investment lasts. My parents are planning on pouring concrete on their driveway so they have an easier time getting in and out of their house, so I’ll make sure to share your tips with them and help them find the best contractor to help with it.

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  2. Avatar for Ashley TurnsAshley Turns

    My husband and I are about to start on a new paving project and we’re wondering how we can take care of the finished product. So thanks for telling us that we should be sure to use a blower to clean off our driveway every few weeks. I’ll be sure to sweep often as well, as soon as the paving project is done, so that I can make sure that everything is in good shape as well.

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  3. Avatar for Steele HondaSteele Honda

    My husband and I have just moved to a new house, and I did notice some small cracks on the pavement there. I knew that I should have them sealed as soon as possible, but I had no idea that they might eventually damage the foundation! I will make sure to call the paving contractor right away as I do not want this to lead to any damage to my house.

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  4. Avatar for Kenneth GladmanKenneth Gladman

    I like that you mentioned the risk of water getting into the cracks in your pavement and causing damage. This is why sealcoating is recommended so often. It can protect you through winters when you deal with frost wedging.

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