4 Spring Maintenance Tips To Preserve Commercial Asphalt Pavement
How well you invest in the maintenance of your asphalt pavement determines how long the paving job will last and will also reduce unnecessary repair expenses. Spring is the perfect season to assess your asphalt for concerns that may have popped up throughout the year’s wear and tear. A few simple tips make a big difference in extending the life of your pavement.
Tip #1: Conduct a Thorough Visual Inspection
Move throughout your paved areas and visually look for signs of damage. Small cracks are worth noting since they can expand into bigger problems later on. Cracks can turn into potholes, which are not only unsightly but also potentially dangerous and the cause of injuries or accidents.
Tip #2: Fresh Up the Striping
Spring is a good time to re-paint the striping, handicap emblems or directional markings on your parking lot. New paint speaks volumes about your business, showing customers your care about their well-being. Professional techniques and long-lasting paint will make your paint job more durable and provide the best return on investment.
Tip #3: Consider a Sealcoat
You should invest in sealcoating every few years to keep the asphalt looking its best. It can also reduce the potential for damage but only when a professional contractor comes in with the right coating and application. Doing it yourself could end up costing more when repairs are needed from improper sealcoating.
Tip #4: Keep a Cleaning Schedule
Make it a regular occurrence to remove dirt, leaves, rocks, and other debris from the pavement. Pull out weeds and grass from the cracks and keep the edges trimmed and weeded. Remove buildup from the drainage system.
Call in the Professionals To create a long-lasting surface that is easy to navigate and safe for your guests, call the experts at NVM Paving & Concrete for maintenance help. Our specialty is commercial paving services, and we can tackle your project. Call us today at 703-426-2700.