Fall Pavement Maintenance to Get Ready for Winter

September, 23, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
You don’t have to be overwhelmed by the dreaded thaw and freeze cycles that wreak havoc on asphalt pavement. The Cassidy Paving crew is here to help you get your driveway, parking lot, and other asphalt structures in top condition to combat the cold New England temperatures. Fall is the perfect time to get all of your preventative maintenance taken care of before the arrival of icy weather. Here are the best tips from asphalt professionals to get ready for the wintertime.

Get it Clean

A simple, but important way to prepare your asphalt pavement for winter is by getting it clean. Before you can even determine if repairs are needed, you need to see the clear asphalt canvas to see what potential hazards you might come by. Dirt and other debris can become heavy under the winter snow and ice, so make sure to clear it prior. This is also the perfect time to remove that beautiful fall foliage that will inevitably begin to pile up. You can do so by using a pressure washer over the entire area. This should make it clean enough to withstand a harsh winter.

Complete Any Repairs

Once you have your asphalt cleaned off, you may see some cracks or unevenness. These are typically easy repairs, but if ignored throughout the winter, they turn into huge problems. Cracks can be sealed enough to prevent water from getting into your asphalt subsurface. Once water enters the subsurface, it typically has nowhere to go and will expand once the temperatures get to freezing. This causes even more damage by creating larger cracks and potholes. If you need advanced repairs, we can help, too. Repairs can still be done before there are larger issues if they’re caught in time. The most important thing is to keep up asphalt sealcoating every 2 to 3 years. If you are due to have this service, we are happy to help and recommend tackling the issues before winter.

Tips for Commercial Asphalt

An option specific to those with a parking lot is to make sure that your curbs and spaces are striped appropriately. When the winter brings in storms, faded stripes will be harder to see beneath the snow and ice, which means increased liability issues for you. Poor visibility can be a huge issue for drivers trying to drive and park in a lot. Cassidy Paving can add reflective beading into your lot for increased visibility. We can also get your parking lot up to code with the appropriate ADA guidelines with the correct number of handicapped-accessible parking spaces and related striping.

Don’t Put Maintenance Off

The key to coming out of the wintertime with your asphalt intact is acting as soon as possible. Our crew can help you get your asphalt pavement ready for anything Mother Nature can throw at it. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate. We can get you on the schedule in the next few weeks.
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