Asphalt paving is an excellent long-term solution for driveways, parking lots, and roadways, but it has its limits. Here are some of the most common enemies of asphalt paving and how to repair them.

#1: Surface Water

Most asphalt surfaces are designed to sweep surface water away from crowded areas, so it’s no surprise that standing surface water has the potential to cause mayhem. If surface water is not properly handled, it might damage the pavement and cause fissures to develop.

Solution: Sealcoating Asphalt Pavement

A thin liquid cover is sprayed on a paved surface to protect it from damage caused by UV radiation, rain and snow, and automobile liquids.

#2: Heavy Trucks and Vehicles

Heavy automobiles and trucks can badly damage asphalt pavement. Heavy truck usage may cause certain areas of a road or parking lot to lose durability and longevity. Damage is most common in areas where big vehicles are driven slowly, stopped or slowed down, and finally parked.

Solution: Proper Asphalt Installation

A reputable contractor, like Central Jersey Driveways, will have prior experience working on busy roadways and parking lots with significant vehicle traffic, and they will provide you guidance on how to avoid the consequences of such usage.

#3: Fuel and Oil

Oil and gasoline can rapidly harm your asphalt pavement surface. In addition, the fuel and oil seep into the surface over time, breaking up the aggregates of asphalt. After some time, the surface crumbles away, leaving visible holes in the asphalt.

Solution: Regular Asphalt Inspection and Repair

You should treat your asphalt pavement surface in the same way that you care for and maintain your automobile on a regular basis. If you notice automobile fluids accumulating on your asphalt, you may try easy DIY solutions to remove it.

Consider a sealcoating application if you want to keep your asphalt surface smooth, functional, and attractive! With 5 decades of experience, Central Jersey Driveways can offer you a free quote for your next paving project. Contact us today!