Springtime is upon us, and we’re sure that there are many projects on your to-do list. Don’t forget to include your asphalt maintenance in your early spring to-dos to get the most out of the warm weather. Cassidy Paving is here to help you prioritize your asphalt installation and repair plans. We know that New Englanders tend to see drastic changes in their paving residential driveway or commercial lots, but we are here to help. Here are the best things to do this spring to get your asphalt pavement back in optimal working condition.
The Best Asphalt Repairs for Spring
One of the most frequently completed projects throughout our service area is asphalt pothole repairs. These holes can range from small to large, but the impact and liability can be the same for those responsible. The easiest way to repair potholes is a simple patch job from a professional asphalt contractor. Patchwork can accomplish this easily if the subbase is still intact and there are no extensive drainage issues. We do this type of process very often in the springtime, and it is one of the easiest things you can do to take care of your asphalt pavement.
Rutting and Cracking Repairs
The spring 2021 issue of Asphalt Magazine has defined the two most common types of pavement distresses as rutting and cracking. Rutting comes from load-related distresses and is defined as either plastic deformation or structural rutting. Although this is common regardless of the time of year, this is a great project to take on in early spring so that you can repair the issues well before they progress even further. The second type, cracking, is evident to many asphalt owners because they are easy to spot (even the most minor cracks call attention to themselves). If the right amount of attention was not paid to the binder grade when it was initially applied, you are more likely to see widespread cracking well before you would expect. Depending on how extensive the rutting or cracking, early spring is a great time to begin this project type so that our team can spend as much time as possible correcting any outstanding issues before the summer. Asphalt crack repair is an important step in the maintenance process and should be considered.
Total Replacement or Full-Depth Installation
The springtime is often a time when property managers or homeowners begin to think about the fresh start they’d like to have for their asphalt pavement repair. If you have your mind set on a total replacement for your deteriorating pavement or new asphalt for your property, it is better to begin those as early in the year as possible. These are significant jobs that should be planned months in advance. We often work through the winter with customers to plan the details for major overhauls. The more time you have to prepare, the better.
Plan Your Spring Projects Now
The team at Cassidy Paving would love to help you plan and execute any asphalt projects you’ve had on your to-do list. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate. We also offer warranties on new full-depth constructions.