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Commercial Asphalt Maintenance Recommendations

Commercial Asphalt Maintenance Recommendations

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Even the most well-designed asphalt surfaces can’t escape the effects of time and nature. To lessen the impact of mechanical and environmental damage, protect your pavement and lengthen its lifespan with regular commercial asphalt maintenance. Preserving your pavement through proper care is far more cost-effective than replacement. Ensure a full return on your investment with these proactive commercial asphalt maintenance recommendations.

Sealcoat Asphalt Regularly

Our pavement evaluation team recommends sealcoating every 3-5 years to extend the lifespan and improve the performance of your pavement. Sealcoating brings dry, worn asphalt surfaces to life, filling small surface cracks and voids, preventing raveling, and restoring surface friction. Sealcoating imparts a waterproof seal, reducing oxidative damage from sun and weather exposure, providing lasting protection.

Monitor Asphalt Performance

Watch for excessive wear, regularly examining your asphalt for cracks and puddling. Water penetration into fissures and low points can steal years of life from your pavement. Water infiltration into the pavement structure prevents it from expanding and contracting freely, weakening base layers. As damage progresses, potholes will form, worsening water ingress, ultimately leading to pavement failure and costly reconstruction.

Take our pavement rating survey to determine the condition of your asphalt now.

Don’t Neglect Patching Needs

Our asphalt repair crew can quickly manage surface cracking. We also have the skills and expertise to perform lasting, full-depth crack repairs. As soon as you notice cracks and fissures, our team can help you address them immediately before they widen or worsen into potholes, which involve more extensive repair and costs. Remember, it is in these areas that water can infiltrate, causing permanent pavement damage.  

Properly Prep Your Pavement for Care

When it is time for asphalt maintenance, proper pavement prep is crucial to achieving a lasting bond. Your pavement must be dry to prevent surface moisture from cooling the asphalt mix and impacting compaction or turning to steam and causing stripping. Your pavement must also be clean. Because the composition of asphalt is primarily petroleum, gasoline, petroleum products, and other oils on contaminated pavement can dissolve asphalt cement.

Our experienced team will power clean the surface of your pavement until it is free of dirt, water, weeds, and debris. Once our maintenance team has prepped your pavement for care, be sure to turn off your irrigation system before asphalt maintenance. You should also protect your asphalt from fuel spills and oil leakage by keeping vehicle and foot traffic out of the area for 6-24 hours after we’ve performed sealcoating and crack filling services to ensure lasting performance.

Extend the life of your pavement with preventive care. Stay ahead of asphalt problems with these commercial asphalt maintenance tips and the trusted services of American Asphalt. Contact us at 510-723-0280 to schedule a pavement evaluation today.