Yearly preventative maintenance is key to keeping your asphalt or concrete surface in good condition. It’s best to fix problems before they can become major issues, as it will not only save you time and money in the long run, but also keep your surfaces working in prime condition year-round.
Maintenance like crack and pothole filling is relatively cheap, and have a great return on investment, with both immediate and long-term benefits. Keeping room in your budget for yearly small repairs is one of the best investments you can make.
The best time to do yearly maintenance is the fall, just before icy weather hits, but as long as you’re consistent, you can do yearly maintenance at any time. Here are several things you should keep an eye on:
Are there any cracks or potholes that need to be filled? These surface-level damages allow water to penetrate your pavement, which can expand cracks and other problems when it freezes and thaws. That can cause severe damage, which is easily preventable if you deal with cracks and potholes early.
Is water pooling anywhere on your surface? Standing water is another avenue for water penetration; you should have well-managed water run-off in order to avoid problems from developing. Good water run-off also helps prevent snow or ice accumulation in the winter.
Over time, your asphalt or concrete might start looking worn or faded. Sealcoating is a great way to make your asphalt look like new again, increasing your curb appeal and improving the value of your home or business.
Proper maintenance on your asphalt or concrete helps extend the life of your surfaces. Don’t get caught needing to spend the money on a total replacement; common-sense maintenance will save you both time and money! Call Epic Paving for all your asphalt and concrete maintenance needs.