Before planning to replace your asphalt parking lot, it’s always a great idea to talk to your asphalt contractors in Greenville, NC about preventative maintenance that may be able to extend the life of your current surface. Working in Greenville and Washington, NC over the years, we’ve dealt with all kinds of asphalt paving projects. With that experience, our contractors have picked up a lot of tips and tricks for solving all kinds of paving problems. With that in mind, here are three asphalt pavement problems to look for, and how to solve them.
1. You Have Cracks Larger Than ¼ Inch
If you have large cracks in the surface of your asphalt parking lot, they should be cleaned, repaired and filled to make sure that water is not able to seep in and jeopardize the sub-base. Making this repair will help extend the life of your asphalt.
2. The Asphalt is Faded
If your asphalt is faded, the process of sealcoating may help it to look like new again. There are many benefits of sealcoating including:
- Rejuvenating the look of your asphalt
- Making your parking lot easier to clean
- Protecting the paved surface from harsh North Carolina weather and daily wear and tear.
Here at Asphalt Solutions, we recommend a sealcoat service every two years.
3. There are Potholes and Large Cracked Sections
Potholes and large cracks are definitely something you should be worried about. Spreading cracked areas and potholes are serious problems that could mean an expensive future repair or resurfacing project if they are not repaired right away. A great idea is to try to fill potholes and cracked sections before the cold winter weather hits. These large holes can allow water to penetrate the paved surface, which can then cause more cracking as temperatures freeze and thaw. Potholes and large cracked sections of your asphalt parking lot can also impede snow removal, and create hazards for pedestrians.
Ready to Get Started?
Of course, the easy solution to all these problems is to seek the help of a trusted paving contractor. At Asphalt Solutions, we would love to help with all of your asphalt paving needs. Asphalt Solutions is a full service paving company, equipped and willing to handle even your toughest pavement problems. We offer most conventional services as well as several specialty services for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Contact us today and we’ll see how we can help.