5 Tips for Diagnosing Your Asphalt Problems

5 Tips for Diagnosing Your Asphalt Problems

While asphalt is a durable material, it does periodically require maintenance.

As a property owner, manager, or business owner it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure that all elements of the property are in top condition. This includes your parking lot, walkway, or driveway. While asphalt is a durable material, it does periodically require maintenance. Knowing what you’re looking for will help you determine what type of work needs to be done.  

Asphalt Education

Use the many resources available online to read about all aspects of asphalt problems and maintenance. Having this knowledge will allow you to immediately recognize when there’s an asphalt issue on your property that you need to address. Without this knowledge, you may not think of a simple crack as something that needs your attention, but being well informed will open your eyes to defects that do indeed need repair.

Observe and Report

Take a walk on your property and observe any areas that would cause damage to your asphalt. If there are areas that are subject to water damage from heavy rains, take note of those and ensure that your drainage system is functioning properly and sufficient for your property. This is especially effective after rainfall, as the rain will make these spots more apparent.

Keep a Log

Keep a log of when maintenance has been conducted on your asphalt and exactly what repairs were made. Having this record allows you to keep track of what has been done and what still needs to be addressed. It will lead to the longevity of your parking lot, driveway, or walkway.

Learn the Process

Learning the process of how asphalt is poured and installed will alert you to installation issues. For example, you’ll notice if the mixture was off by having too much sand or oil, or whether it was too wet or dry. If you’ve found any of these issues to be the case, then you may need to consult a professional team about your next options.

Ask Professionals

If you have any confusion about your property and the asphalt, it is best to contact a professional team. Write down a list of questions you may have and be sure to take notes, to ensure that you know exactly what your property needs to extend its life.

Call Tri-state Paving for All of Your Asphalt Needs

Interested in asphalt paving for your next project? Call Tri-state Paving. We’re a seasoned hardscaping company based in Maryland and have the experience and knowledge help with all of your asphalt maintenance and pothole repair needs. You can reach us at any of our area numbers for more information and advice.

Our area numbers are:

West Chester: 610.563.9456

Oxford: 610.932.3566

Delaware: 302.757.4100

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