Tips to Avoid Pricey Asphalt Repairs

close up of a crack in the asphalt, weeds coming through an asphalt crack

When it comes to commercial asphalt, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way. It's better to know what to look for--and what to take care of--before a small problem becomes a tremendous, pricey repair job. Here are just a few tips to keep your commercial asphalt happy and healthy!

Being Proactive Pays

Remember that old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Well, the same concept is true when it comes to commercial asphalt repair and maintenance. Sure, it's not quite as easy as eating an apple every day, but asphalt maintenance requires only a little bit of work on your part--and it can save you the time, money, and hassle of huge repairs in the future.

Here are a few maintenance tips to get you started!

Vigilance

Believe it or not, just keeping a close eye on your asphalt can make a big difference. Be sure to pay attention to cracks, mold, plant growth, and fading paint, as these are all signs that a little TLC is in order.

Sealcoating

Sealcoating is like giving your asphalt a suit of armor. It keeps water and debris from ruining the foundation and can stop existing issues from getting bigger. The trick here is to make sure you don't walk or drive on seal coated asphalt for at least 24 hours, or the protective effect won't be as strong.

Surface patching

Surface patching helps address specific areas of damage on your asphalt rather than covering the entire parking lot or driveway. It substantially fills in cracks or weaknesses, and the best part is that you can continue using the rest of your asphalt in the meantime--all while avoiding big repairs by neglecting a small issue.

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