Asphalt Maintenance 101 – The Value of Sealcoating, Patching, & Striping
It seems that you can find asphalt pavements of all types virtually anywhere you look in the Treasure Coast region. When you take into account asphalt paving’s visual appeal, low cost, rapid installation, and longevity, it is easy to understand why it is the leading paving material in North America. However, if you want your pavement to retain its looks and achieve its full life expectancy, you will want to give it the maintenance it needs. Three valuable asphalt maintenance procedures are sealcoating, patching, and striping.
Why Should an Asphalt Maintenance Plan Include Sealcoating?
Sealcoating Treasure Coast pavements is a cost-effective way to rejuvenate their appearance while simultaneously providing exceptional protection. Sealcoating effectively blocks UV rays to prevent an asphalt pavement from becoming dry, brittle, and more likely to break or crack. Sealcoating also help protect against petroleum-based automotive fluids that can make asphalt pavements crumbly and soft. In addition to its protective properties, sealcoating can restore faded pavements to their original color, and it can conceal minor surface imperfections to give the pavement an even, smooth appearance. Furthermore, reputable paving maintenance contractors will make sure that the pavement is clean and that significant cracks are repaired before they apply sealcoating. Parking lot paving companies recommend sealcoating overlays or new pavements no later than one year after installation. Depending on your specific pavement, subsequent applications should be scheduled every two or three years.
Why Should Patching Be Included in an Asphalt Maintenance Program?
Paving repairs are vital to the longevity of asphalt pavements, and patches can be used to repair a variety of problems. There are three basic categories of asphalt patches: skin, partial-depth, and full-depth patches. Skin patches are used for damage that is only an inch or two deep, and they are the least expensive type. However, they are temporary paving repairs that have a short life expectancy, so it may be more cost-effective to choose a different type of patch. Partial-depth and full-depth patches require the removal of the damaged pavement, but only full-depth patches expose the foundation so that the contractor can repair it. Your asphalt contractor can recommend the right patch for the specific damage that your pavement has incurred.
Why Should Striping Be Included in a Parking Lot Maintenance Program?
A well-striped parking lot is more orderly, safer, and more attractive. Furthermore, certain pavement markings are mandatory to achieve ADA compliance. Striping contractors typically expect painted marking to last between 18 and 24 months in the Treasure Coast region. However, regardless of how recently you had your parking lot striped, you should have fresh paint applied if lines or markings are peeling or bubbling, the paint has lost more than 25% of its original vibrancy, or lines or markings have been damaged. Furthermore, you will need to repaint after sealcoating your asphalt pavement.
Count On Asphalt Care Services for Assistance
When you need dependable, experienced assistance for your paving repairs and maintenance, call Asphalt Care Services. We have an impeccable reputation for craftsmanship, integrity, service, and professionalism. Our services include asphalt paving, sealcoating, asphalt repairs, traffic signs, concrete bumper blocks, speed bumps, asphalt patching, parking lot maintenance plans, and thermoplastic line striping. We serve the entire Treasure Coast from West Palm Beach to Indian River, including Okeechobee, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Hobe Sound. Request a free quote by emailing [email protected], calling 772-888-2840, or filling out our online form.