Winter can be severe with ice storms, snow, ice, and heavy chemicals.Machinery used to remove ice and snow can wreak havoc on your asphalt. To avoid costly asphalt repair services in the spring, it is necessary to prep your asphalt before the snow starts to fall and ice starts.
For your asphalt surfaces to be safe for walking and driving, asphalt repair services need to be done when the asphalt is still dry as a bone.Doing any minor repairs and maintenance before winter can minimize the risk of an accident happening on your property.It can also lower the cost of repairs such as any pre-existing damage that can worsen over the winter while exposed to high columns of water, chemicals and machinery.
Issues such as cracked or crumbling asphalt, sunken, areas of water pools and potholes should all be found and repaired before the ground freezes.If left untreated, cracks can become potholes.Areas where water pools can fill with water and then freeze, turning into dangerous spots for cars and pedestrians.These issues are often caused by weak structural integrity, poor construction, and negligence should be repaired as soon as possible.
Cracks, depressions, and potholes must be fixed right away no matter how small or harmless a crack looks.These problem areas are exposed to outdoor elements which means that they can become larger and can cause serious structural damage to the entire space. This is especially the case during the winter.In frozen, water expands leading to constant expansion and contraction throughout winter that may cause cracks to become bigger.As a property owner, you are responsible for any asphalt repair services that may require attention.Any accidents that may occur and become a liability issue.
Another issue that can cause costly asphalt repair services to be needed after a cold winter is debris that is left on the asphalt all winter long. Non-biodegradable debris needs to be removed regularly. Otherwise, they build up and can be very difficult and expensive to remove.When non-biodegradable and organic debris sits on asphalt and then gets trapped underneath snow and ice, they become matted and stuck to the asphalt. This problem can be easily avoided by thoroughly cleaning the asphalt before winter.
Preventative maintenance is another recommended service.Once your asphalt surface is free of debris and problem areas, weather-resistant seals can be installed to coat it. Sealing should be done in the early fall before it becomes too wet or cold, as it needs to be done when the asphalt is still dry. Wet leaves, snow, or ice on the ground during the sealing process may cause patches where the seal coating does not bind properly to the pavement.
Asphalt repair services are necessary to have a crack-free, problem-free asphalt surface.