5 Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt and Concrete Pavement

 

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt and Concrete Pavement

While your concrete or asphalt pavement may look as though it is impervious to dirt or water damage, it can actually deteriorate if it is not cleaned regularly.

While your concrete or asphalt pavement may look as though it is impervious to dirt or water damage, it can actually deteriorate if it is not cleaned regularly. This, combined with weather damage from season to season, can lead to cracks and interior damage if not treated. To maintain your pavement, you will want to get in the habit of cleaning your concrete or asphalt surfaces at least two or three times per year. Pressure washing the surface of your pavement is a great way to eliminate dirt, grime, and other types of debris. Here are more tips and advice on maintaining your asphalt and concrete pavements.

Pavement Maintenance

  • Sealcoat: To maintain your concrete or asphalt properly, you might also want to consider applying a sealcoat to your paved surface. A sealcoat is a special material that can be poured directly onto the surface of a concrete or asphalt slab. Once the sealcoat has cured, the pavement will be completely resistant to water damage
  • Avoid rock salt: During colder months, avoid using chemical agents as well products containing rock salt. They may melt through the ice quickly, but their corrosive effects can damage asphalt. Sand and kitty litter are viable alternatives, as they can help melt ice as well as increase traction.
  • Clear the pavement: Dirt and debris can hamper drainage, leading to standing water on the surface of your pavement. This causes the surface to break down over time and allow water into the sub base, softening it, and creating a perfect environment for cracks and potholes. So, sweep regularly.
  • Fill any cracks: Immediately filling any cracks keeps water and vegetation out, and your pavement stays dry, solid, and strong. Not all cracks require sealing, but for those that are sufficiently wide and deep enough for it, sealing them as soon as they appear is ideal.

Drainage is Crucial

Proper drainage maintenance can add years to your pavement’s lifespan. A backed-up drain is unsightly, can hide hazards, and the standing water will wear down the pavement’s stability. Fortunately, these first three can be performed simultaneously, and putting them into routine practice will allow you to help sustain your pavement’s interior structure and foundation.

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