Fall in Boise is a wonderful time of year- full of falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and bonfires. But, it is also an important time to take care of routine maintenance around your home and business. All those falling leaves may be beautiful, but they can wreak havoc on your property, particularly your driveway or parking lot.
With the seasons changing, it is the perfect time to prepare your parking lots and driveway for the accompanying variations in weather—rain, leaves, debris, cold and snow are on the way. Did you know that maintaining and repairing your paved surface is much more economical than having to replace it or repair major damages? Before the elements take their toll, it is important to prepare your paves surface so that it stands up to the test of time.
How to Prepare
Crack filling and Sealcoating
One of the most effective ways to maintain and prolong your driveway is to crackfill it. Crackfilling is more complex than just filling cracks. This, combined with sealcoating, prevents water from seeping into the gravel below your pavement, preventing long-term damage and saving you a significant amount of money in the long run by negating the need for costly major repairs.
Gutter and Drain Cleaning
All those fallen leaves end up somewhere—usually your drains and downspouts, which must also be maintained. When drains, culverts, and other devices used to move water away from your paved surfaces are not kept clean, it reduces their efficiency. This, in turn, leads to small pools of standing water and puddles, which damages the integrity of your driveway or parking lot. Annual maintenance of drains, culverts, and gutters is essential to environmental regulations and long-term cost savings.
We know that you have a lot going on and paving maintenance may not be at the top of the list. But the better you care for your driveways and parking lots, the better off you will be in the long-run. And, the good news for you is that at Pavement Specialties of Idaho we are always thinking about pavement and asphalt! For more than 15 years we have been serving the Boise area with all of their pavement needs. If you have any questions about fall weather prep or anything else related to paving in Boise, contact us.