We all have a budget and there’s nothing more important than sticking to it. The last thing you want to deal with is costly pavement repairs when costly deterioration could have been prevented. Asphalt pavement isn’t guaranteed to last forever and an untimely decline is sure to contribute sooner than later to replacement or repair. Although deterioration is a natural process that occurs on pavement, you don’t want it to happen well before it’s useful life. At Cassidy Paving we want you to get the most out of your asphalt pavement investment and you can avoid disaster by following these easy steps:
Apply a Sealant
One of the easiest and proven ways to ensure your pavement stays in tip-top shape is to add a pavement sealant. It is really never too late to have your pavement assessed for a sealant. Sealers are great because they protect your asphalt from the elements. From torrential rains and snow to harmful UV rays, sealing your pavement is the most reliable way to protect it. Not only does it help your pavement to stay functionally sound, sealant gives a seamless makeover, enhancing the appearance of your landscape.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
We aren’t just trying to sell you a service, maintenance to your pavement is paramount to keeping it from deteriorating. Our expert paving team knows the importance of keeping your pavement in check once it’s installed. Pavement Interactive defines preventative maintenance as “a planned strategy of cost-effective treatments to an existing roadway system and its appurtenances that preserves the system, halts future deterioration, and maintains or improves the functional condition of the system (without significantly increasing the structural capacity).”
Fix Small Problems Before It’s Too Late
Another great way to avoid costly repairs or replacement is to fix small issues before they become larger. This is also often referred to as corrective maintenance. If you notice cracks, potholes, or lifting anywhere in your parking lot, driveway, or asphalt surfaces, it’s time to call in the professionals for some repairs. Don’t let a few small repairs turn into complete failure of your asphalt. Waiting only increases the likelihood of blowing any budget on expenses you could have prevented.
Hire an Expert Contractor
Sometimes no matter how well you plan, your asphalt will begin deteriorating. This is often at no fault to the customer and has everything to do with a faulty installation by your contractor. This type of work shouldn’t be trusted to just any company. Making sure you’re hiring a licensed, bonded, insured, and certified contractor can make all the difference in the service and quality you receive. Properly installed asphalt has been known to last well over 25 years. Anything less than that can be attributed to bad planning or installation.
Cassidy Paving offers licensed, bonded, and insured services that are pre-certified with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We offer free estimates every day and we are uniquely familiar with the New England area because we are locally owned and operated. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to start a maintenance or repair process.