It’s no secret that taking measures to ensure your pavement receives regularly scheduled maintenance will increase its longevity. Yes, asphalt is the world’s most recycled product, however, if you stay up to date on cracks, sealing, and other repairs, you’ll be putting more cash back into your pocket. Pavement takes quite a beating. From traffic to weather, if you don’t regularly maintain your property’s pavement, things can get out of control quickly.
Allowing your pavement to have minor problems will grow into major ones. No one likes to hit a pothole or step into a puddle of water. As a LinkedIn article states: Sun, rain, and wind will age your pavement. Friction from tires rolling wears away the asphalt glues and line stripping. Sunlight oxidizes and draws all the essential oils which allows your pavement to break away. Water enters the lower layers of the pavement through cracks damaging the foundation which leads to potholes and failure. Some of the signs which indicate pavement wear are as follows:
· Fading color
· Oil spots
· Rough texture
· Missing aggregate