Asphalt pavement needs to be in top condition to withstand the constant pressure from heavy traffic along with the weather elements. Most of the time, the answer to when to perform asphalt patchwork is to do so immediately. Even small cracks allow water and automotive fluids to get down through the different layers of asphalt where it can reach the foundation, and it doesn’t take long for major potholes to form. However, there are a few caveats regarding asphalt patching timelines, and knowing when its time to plan your project helps you to achieve satisfactory results.
What Types of Damage Require Asphalt Patchwork?
Doing a little pavement maintenance can help you to avoid having to plan for a complete replacement before its time. Cracks can easily be filled in during a simple asphalt repair before they lead to potholes. If a pothole occurs, then it is still possible to repair it with patchwork provided that the hole isn’t too big.
How Does Weather Impact When to Arrange for Asphalt Patchwork Services?
In Florida, you have the advantage of being able to plan for patching asphalt throughout most of the year. However, it is best to plan for this service in spring and summer, which makes sure that the pavement is protected before the winter brings potential freeze and thaw cycles that can expand small cracks. Patching during the spring also helps to ensure that it will be warm enough for sealcoating parking lot once the pavement has cured.
Are There Different Methods Used for Patching?
There are two main methods that you’ll see used for asphalt patching. Surface patches involve layering new asphalt on top of a crack, which works a lot like applying a bandaid to a minor wound. Full-depth patching involves removing several layers of asphalt to repair deeper cracks and potholes. This method can correct more extensive forms of damage, and it is longer lasting than surface level repairs.
Is Asphalt Parking Lot Sealcoating Necessary After Patching?
Parking lot sealcoating is necessary after patching since the newly placed asphalt will no longer be protected until the sealant is applied. You’ll need to wait anywhere from a couple of months to a year to apply the sealcoat. Your asphalt contractor can also help to re-stripe any areas of the parking lot that were covered up by the asphalt patching.
Schedule the Right Time for Patching Services Today
Our commitment to providing high quality work on time, every time is built into our motto. While we believe that immediately is the best time to perform asphalt patching, we also know that the weather, your business’s traffic patterns and other factors also play a role in finding the perfect timing.
When Asphalt Care Services performs asphalt paving, patching and sealcoating services, we always check to see what time frame works best for your needs. We also offer timely parking lot maintenance, line striping, thermoplastic line striping and assistance with traffic signs, installation of concrete bumpers and speed bumps.
When time is of the essence for maintaining your paved property, give us a call at 772-888-2840 or email us at [email protected]. We also respond quickly when you fill out our online form to get a quick quote. While we value timeliness, we always make sure to never cut corners. Delivering smooth patchwork services with long-lasting results is our highest priority.