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, when maintained every two to three years, 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.