How to Maintain Asphalt Pavement

Aerial Shot of Asphalt Pavement Parking Lot

For commercial properties with high-traffic paved areas, it can be tricky to keep up with maintenance tasks. Although properly-installed asphalt pavement can last for years without replacement, it still needs some regular upkeep. Taking time to maintain the asphalt pavement in parking lots, walkways, and other areas around commercial buildings helps owners retain value and offer stellar curb appeal.

The comfortable months of the spring and fall seasons are the perfect time to schedule asphalt maintenance and repair. Not only is it unpleasant for workers to complete paving maintenance in extreme cold or heat, but these conditions also impact the quality of the finished product. Keep this in mind as you look to set up a regular preventive maintenance plan.

While major property systems need regular yearly or even monthly maintenance — think HVAC and roofing — regular asphalt parking lot maintenance should happen every 3-5 years. This cycle begins after the seal coating is completed, and you should fill cracks in the second year of the cycle. Work with your asphalt contractor to establish a maintenance schedule and follow it; sealcoating every three years and repairing damage ASAP can add years to the longevity of your asphalt pavement.

Aerial Shot of Asphalt Pavement Roads

Over time, UV rays, extreme weather, and chemicals can break down the asphalt and make it more susceptible to further damage. Regular sealcoating can go a long way toward supporting a barrier between the asphalt and the rest of the world. Stop minor damage in its tracks by calling your contractor out regularly. An experienced eye can inspect your pavement closely and identify issues, along with working closely with you to determine the best ways to maintain anything they see as a problem. This is especially important after periods of extreme weather and heavy rainfall.

Integrating a well-designed drainage system will go a long way toward redirecting the water flow, so it doesn’t puddle or pool on your asphalt pavement and cause damage. Take a look at your parking lot after a period of heavy rain; you’ll know where to install drainage if there is water collecting. Working with a contractor helps you control the slope of the pavement to allow that water to drain away.

Construction Workers Installing Asphalt Pavement

Your investment in commercial asphalt paving starts with the contractor you choose. There’s no substitution for experience and skill. It doesn’t take long for your property to make an impression on visitors, whether they be customers or employees. Properly and professionally installed asphalt lets them know that you work hard to maintain your building’s grounds and reduces the chance that visitors’ vehicles will sustain damage.

Everything we do is focused on getting commercial asphalt and pavement projects done on time and on budget – no matter what. We have the best equipment, scheduling, and systems in the area, bar none. We know the problems and actively prepare for all the contingencies, so you don’t have to worry. We will complete it on time and with the least disruption to your property. Stay focused on your side of things by hiring the right team to handle your commercial asphalt projects — get in touch today!