*This post has been updated for 2017. The original blog can be found here.
With summer winding down, we thought it fitting to reintroduce ways to keep your asphalt driveway, parking lot or other paved surfaces clean and problem free. A little preventative maintenance now can save you money later. Use this fall asphalt maintenance checklist to care for your asphalt paved surfaces:
Inspecting asphalt surfaces is one of those preventative maintenance jobs that’s easy to overlook. Don’t! Carefully inspect your driveway, parking lot or other paved surfaces for cracks, faded line striping, tripping hazards, and potholes. Any defects should be serviced immediately.
Make a great first impression on your visitors or customers by ensuring a clean asphalt surface. Cleaning your driveway or parking lot can reveal any issues, such as cracks or potholes that as mentioned, should be serviced immediately. It also ensures fall debris doesn’t lead to drainage issues.
Sealcoating helps to preserve the resilience of asphalt surfaces. It seals small cracks, patches and rough spots, as well as protects the asphalt from harmful UV rays and chemical spills. Sealcoating acts as a waterproofing agent, preventing water penetration, and damages caused by freeze thaw cycles.
WATER POOLING EVALUATION
The next time it rains, look for areas that collect water, which is often indicative of poor drainage. If left unattended, pooling water can damage asphalt over time. If you notice any standing or pooling water, contact a local asphalt company to schedule service before more costly problems develop.
ABOUT L&L ASPHALT
L&L Asphalt is dedicated to getting the job done safely, on-time, and within budget. We always use the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art application techniques. We are well equipped to serve the Greater Phoenix area with parking lot construction, asphalt repair, crack filling, sealcoating, and pavement resurfacing. Contact us today at (623) 434-1200 for more information.