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Rock It With Asphalt Maintenance

asphalt maintenance

Newly applied asphalt surfaces begin to wear over time, breaking down as they are continuously exposed to elements such as water, sunlight, and environmental chemicals. 

Extreme heat and cold doesn’t help the cause, causing asphalt to expand and contract in a never-ending cycle that eventually causes cracks. These fissures need to be sealed to prevent further deterioration. Left unsealed, cracks can widen over time, beginning a series of problems that could leave you with the need to replace your asphalt before its time. For example, cracks allow water the chance to reach the road base, eroding the supporting structure, leading to ground shifts that cause potholes and structural failure.

The liquid blacktop that holds the materials together begins to lose its natural resistance to water, allowing it to penetrate beneath the surface. When this happens, the pavement falls victim to a chain of different types of deterioration,  including cracks and potholes. Asphalt repairs and prevention will increase the longevity of any asphalt surface. Sealing asphalt cracks can also be beneficial.

There are several repair and maintenance measures that can help increase the life of your pavement and save the cost of early replacement:

Crack sealing is not only a popular form of maintenance but also one of the most required pieces of maintenance. Crack sealant is comprised of a hot-poured rubberized material that seals cracks up to 1 inch wide.

Sealcoating: A coating is applied to protect against oxidation, water, sun, oil, and gasoline.

Bonding: A coating treatment, also known as “tack” coat that helps asphalt layers stick together. It glues an asphalt overlay to the asphalt layer below.

Chip sealing: Sealing cracks and applying a stress-absorbing membrane for a waterproof seal.

We stand behind our work with confidence because Charlie’s Paving Inc. is committed to hiring experienced professionals and purchasing top-of-the-line equipment. We have been doing asphalt paving in the Tri-State Area for four generations. Charlie’s Paving Inc. has provided the Tri-State area and more with residential and commercial paving services at the highest standard available.

Charlie’s Paving Inc. delivers the highest quality paving, professionalism, and satisfaction for your asphalt pavement project. We are fully bonded and insured, but more importantly, we take pride in our work and delivering to you a driveway, patio, tennis court, playground or parking lot that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Visit our website, contact us, or give us a call at 908-799-3062.

 

Sources: 

http://www.charliesasphaltpaving.com/residential-commercial-paving-services.php#maintenance

https://pavingandsealcoating.com/why-repairing-asphalt-is-important/

http://www.sunlandasphalt.com/why-is-pavement-maintenance-important/