Asphalt is not cheap. Depending on the size of your lot or drive it can get pretty expensive. So the last thing you probably want to do is replace or redo any of your existing asphalt. The best way to do this is to follow an easy to keep a maintenance routine that will help protect your investment and keep your asphalt looking great for years to come. Let’s go through some of the best ways to accomplish this.
Keep Your Lot Clear
It may seem like an obvious answer to keep your lot clean, but it makes a big difference. There are a lot of different things, that if left in or on your lot, that can be very damaging. Cars are filled with corrosive materials and not everyone takes good care of their car. That means that those corrosive materials can find their way onto your lot. You may want to consider having a heated power washer, a hose, and a simple detergent, like dish soap, available to remove these as quickly as you can.
Debris is always a problem for asphalt lots as well. Any number of things can find their way onto your lot. Stones, pebbles, pieces of metal, and you name it and it’s probably been on there at some point. Things get tracked into your lot by car tires, people drop things, and wind can carry things into your lot that don’t belong there. This debris can cause problems down the road if it is not removed. It can be ground into your asphalt and start to wear away at the integrity as it acts like sand paper as people drive on it . The best way to prevent this is to clean up your lot. Sweeping, high powered blowers, or power brushes are all good for this.
Don’t Wait On Potential Problems
If you see a crack in your asphalt, there is very little chance that it will remain the same size. The truth is, it’s going to get bigger and could cause problems. So you need to be vigilant in get any cracks repaired as quickly as possible. It’s a simple process and can save you lots of time and money down the road.
The same goes for holes or low areas where water accumulates, or standing water is another way to put it. Potholes can wreak havoc on your lot, not to mention the possible damage to vehicles as well. Standing water can be a sign of future damage. If that water freezes it can cause expansion in the asphalt, which will slowly start to break it apart. It is best to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.
Sealcoating Should Be A Regular Part Of Maintenance
Did you know that sealcoating is recommended every two to three years? Well, it is. Sealcoat is a protective barrier that helps to minimize all of the problems we just talked about above. Just like anything though, it can wear down and expose the bare asphalt. Sealcoating regularly is the best way to keep your property not only safe, looking great is an added bonus as well. First impressions are everything whether you are a business or maintaining your residential home, if it looks awful outside, what must the inside look like ? It can be done within 24 hours and does not disrupt your business for a long period of time. Sealants like SafeSeal have special additives to help protect your asphalt from chemicals and erosion. It is also eco friendly , non coal tar ,and won’t harm your landscaping, the surrounding area, or animal life nearby.
If you have a need for any of these services or have any questions. Don’t hesitate to call B&E Coating Services, LLC professionally help you with the best solution to keep your asphalt in tip top shape for as long as possible. Check out our info here for any questions.