Autumn is the time to protect your pavement for the upcoming Winter. A scheduled program of pavement maintenance that includes sealcoating and crack filling can more than double the life cycle of your asphalt pavement while providing maximum curb appeal.
How do you maintain asphalt?
Address cracking early to keep water out from under your pavement. Water gets in. It freezes. It erodes base materials ultimately resulting in potholes and pavement failure.And eventually, over time, nature wins and breaks apart the asphalt.
Filling cracks with crack filler stops the entrance of water and the rate of deterioration of the pavement is significantly slowed.
Asphalt sealcoating protects and beautifies at the same time.
Asphalt pavement is mostly rock and/or stone and gravel, along with a binder. The rock, or aggregate, is held together with this binder known as asphalt cement. Maintaining this binder is essential to preserve the service life of asphalt surfaces. Rain, U.V. rays, and chemicals, as they are introduced into the asphalt, will degrade the binder and thus begin the degradation process of the asphalt. This will continue and create a surface that turns brittle. The earlier an asphalt sealer can be applied in the life cycle of asphalt the better.
Got parking lots? You’ve got potholes.
There’s good news, bad news and then there are potholes. Good news. We fix potholes.
When someone has an emergency, we will make a repair happen. We have two or three crews going out every day in the spring, whether it’s using the Hotbox or the infrared truck – we can send out any size crews.
Together we will survey those parking lots once the last snowfall is done. Fix them now before it becomes an issue or even a liability. Start scheduling for your pothole repair. Get us out there early.
Cinco de Speed Bump.
- A speed bump is known as a sleeping policeman in British English, Maltese English and Caribbean English.
- Technically speed bumps are a class of traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor-vehicle traffic in order to improve safety conditions. Got that?
- Traffic Calming?
Yes. They combat speeding to make it a safer (or calmer) parking lot or neighborhood. But sometimes they are not driver calming.
- June, 1906. Chatham, New Jersey had an early implementation of what might be considered speed bumps today. They raised its crosswalks five inches above the road level. The average automobile’s top speed at the time was around 30 mph.
- We install and repair all forms of traffic calming devices. Including Speed HUMPS. Found on residential streets where they slow down vehicles but do not attempt to stop like speed bumps are designed to do.
The Right Way
What we mean by building it right is – We build it with two lifts of asphalt. To help offset the increased weight from more delivery trucks and to allow for better give and take with the freeze/thaw that happens here in the Northeast – We make it a heavy duty spec.
This will definitely help your driveway stay stronger and last a lot longer.
Actually it is.
John Doerrier started, what is now PaveMaster, with one of the first professional sealcoating businesses in 1979. With his 3 children and 6 grandchildren – that makes it Grandfather’s sealcoat.
With 43 + years of experience we know that asphalt should be protected with sealcoat every 3 to 5 years. Doing so greatly increases the years you will get out of your asphalt investment.
The deep rich, black color makes all traffic, handicap and parking markings stand out.
Did we mention the “deep rich, black color”? It makes every building, grounds and property look their best.