Here’s Why Summer Is The Perfect Time For a Paving Project
Have you noticed the shape of your parking lot lately? Are customers or clients complaining about the potholes or cracks in your driveway or around your property? There is no time like the present to have our professional paving team come out and redo your asphalt or concrete surface. Find out why summer is the best time to schedule your paving project.
Perfect Weather Brings Perfect Timing
Common sense would say that paving during the winter is the most practical since colder temperatures can help the asphalt set quicker. While it might harden a lot faster, the accelerated timeline doesn’t leave the paving crew enough time to do a fantastic smoothing and shaping job. Asphalt needs to be carefully laid and smoothed, a process that can take time. The heat of summer keeps asphalt from hardening too quickly.
With the use of lutes, irons, and steamrollers, pavers are able to flatten the asphalt into a smooth, uniform parking lot or roadway. Warm temperatures keep the asphalt pliable, whereas colder temperatures cause the material to harden too quickly. This often leaves bumps and ridges that the pavers weren’t able to get to on time.
Summer Sun Means Greater Stability
The warmth from the sun keeps the asphalt more uniform during the paving process, which keeps air bubbles to a minimum. It also keeps consistency between lays and reduces the development of cracks. Cracks leave the asphalt vulnerable to water, and temperature changes cause the water to expand or contract, turning small problems into much bigger ones. Summer sun makes it much easier to lay a smooth, even surface to improve asphalt longevity.
Great Weather Brings Out Great Crews
At NVM Paving & Concrete, our expert crews love the longer daylight hours that come with summertime, giving us more time to do our best work. Call 703-423-0471 or email us today to get your project scheduled!