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.