Properly maintaining your asphalt paving will ensure a long-lasting driveway. While a proper foundation and professional installation are vital factors, additional maintenance is essential to make sure it won’t erode due to traffic and the elements. Here’s some advice on how to care for this surface.
Seal cracks.Inspect the pavement frequently for cracks and potholes so that you can act quickly to prevent additional damage. Small fissures may appear harmless at first, but incoming precipitation and cold winter weather will cause the crack to expand. Dealing with small problems now can help you to avoid more expensive repairs down the road.
Use sealcoating.Sealcoating will add a layer of protection to defend your pavement against rainfall, vehicle fluids, and harmful UV radiation. Apply it every three to five years to ensure sufficient protection. In addition to the added durability, the surface will also look newer.
Removing dirt, leaves, and other debris should be part of your year-round asphalt maintenance schedule, but it’s especially important in colder climates. Remains left behind during freezing weather will stick to the surface and lead to potentially harmful effects. Standing water is one of the worst offenders, and will create potholes and fissures if left untreated.
Allow heavy equipment on the surface.Extra-large vehicles and equipment are a severe hazard for asphalt paving. Driveways littered with cracks and other issues are in for more damage once a heavy truck rolls onto the pavement. If you require large machinery for a home improvement project, ask your contractor to park on the street instead of your driveway.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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