Asphalt Repair – Preparing Your Asphalt For Winter
Preparing your Asphalt Driveway or Parking lot for winter is an important way to keep your investment in great shape for many years.
The wet and cold temperatures are leading causes for crack formation in asphalt. The best way to maintain your asphalt is to hire a professional asphalt or company like Munson Inc to help maintain your asphalt by filling cracks, repairing potholes and sealcoating.
Water is one of the worst factors that causes asphalt cracks to form. By monitoring the condition of your asphalt, you will be able to stop cracks from getting larger, and keep water from getting under the asphalt surface where it can cause even more damage.
Sealcoating is one of the most effective methods for ensuring the longevity of your asphalt. Once applied, the sealcoat serves as a protective barrier, preventing moisture from penetrating the asphalt and causing the cracking and deterioration which can ultimately lead to a crumbling asphalt surface and pot holes. The sealcoat also improves the overall resilience and durability of the asphalt, in addition to creating a clean, fresh, uniform surface that improves the aesthetics of the roadway, driveway, parking lot or walkway.
We apply commercial grade sealers to both residential and commercial customers and nearly always apply 2 coats. This sealer extends the life of your pavement while also improving appearance. Your pavement will have a beautiful, deep dark look and line striping will appear brighter and much more visible. Seal coating also let’s snow and ice melt faster in the winter months. it protects against gas and oil spills penetrating the pavement and the UV rays from the sun oxidizing your asphalt which make it brittle and more prone to cracking. Cosmetically it appears new beautifying your property and adding value to your investment.
The most economical method used in maintaining the life of parking lots is crack repair. Cracks represent damage that has already occurred. This process includes filling cracks (1/4 inch and wider) with a hot-poured rubberized sealant. The crack sealant reduces pavement deterioration.
You don’t want any standing water or pooling on your driveway. After a good rainstorm, take a look at your driveway and look for any standing water. If you notice any issues, contact us and we can help find a solution before it becomes an issue.
It is important to know that tiny problems can be fixed easily. If you are able to catch them early you can remedy them quickly at a rather low cost.