Don’t Forget to Evaluate Your Asphalt This Fall!

Don’t Forget to Evaluate Your Asphalt This Fall!

In the winter months, the precipitation and repeated freezing and thawing can really take a toll on your asphalt surfaces.

At Tristate Paving, your asphalt surfaces are our business. We want to keep your asphalt driveways, walk ways, and parking lot looking good and functioning well all year round. In the winter months, the precipitation and repeated freezing and thawing can really take a toll on your asphalt surfaces. Fall is the best time to evaluate your asphalt surfaces so that you’re ready to stand up to old man winter.

On the Surface

You can start by taking a close look at the surface of your asphalt. Be sure to note any damage you see, whether with a note pad or a camera. Even the smallest crack matters. Be on the lookout for signs of oxidation or any bumps that shouldn’t be there, as these can indicate bigger problems. Lastly, note the overall condition of the surface of the asphalt. If it is old, look for signs of wear.

Evaluate Any Holes or Cracks

Next, you need to go back to any holes or cracks that you may have found during your initial inspection. UV exposure, chemicals (such as de-icing salt), and freeze-thaw cycles of the winter months can all make your small cracks turn into big problems. Look at the size of any holes or cracks. If they are less than ¼” wide and less than 2” deep, they can be filled or patched easily. Anything larger would require professional repair.

Water-Pooling Areas

Finally, you will want to make sure that your asphalt drains properly. The next time it rains, look for areas where water seems to be gathering. If left un-treated, the standing water can damage your asphalt over time.

Asphalt Maintenance and Repair from Tristate Paving

At Tristate Paving, we treat every job like it is our own, so we guarantee that you are going to love the end result. We have over three generations of experience in our family-owned business, so you will get excellent customer service, a beautiful finished product, and a very affordable cost. We offer everything from asphalt paving, to concrete work, to hardscaping for your commercial or residential property. If you want a free quote or to see what we can do for you, give us a call at (610) 563-9456 (West Chester), (610) 932-3566 (Oxford), Delaware (302) 757-4100, or visit us online. For more tips and tricks, follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest.

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