Improved DrainageOne of the most important reasons (if not the most important reason) to clean your asphalt is that it relies on proper drainage to do its job. Even if your asphalt pavement was designed with the best drainage system, debris could be blocking it from doing what it was intended to do. Asphalt Magazine says, “adequate drainage of the pavement structure is considered to be the most important element in ensuring the long-term pavement performance.” If you don’t have adequate drainage, water will begin to pool on the surface. This will break down your sealcoating and eventually permeate to the subbase. This causes cracking and potholes. Decaying debris can also do a number on the chemical reactions of your materials. Extending the life of your asphalt is dependent upon keeping water penetration to a minimum. A frequent sweeping of the area can work wonders for extending the life of your asphalt.
Safe DrivingHaving large amounts of debris on your asphalt can cause issues for drivers. Not only will it make your asphalt slick, but it means that vehicles will not be driving on the asphalt as intended. When driving over large amounts of debris, load-bearing is not happening as evenly as it would if the asphalt were completely clean. This can also cause cracking, especially near curbs, trenches, and seams that connect your asphalt to main roads.
Increase Curb AppealAlthough this won’t necessarily extend the life of your asphalt, increasing curb appeal is always beneficial to you. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or provide the best first impression for your customers, cleaning your asphalt can help do that. Remove any debris in a timely manner to preserve the functionality of your asphalt and keep it looking its best for years to come. READ MORE: Increase Your Property’s Value with Paving
Need Cleaning Help?If you know it has been a long time since you last had your asphalt cleaned or maintained, give Cassidy Paving a call today at 866-978-9788. You do not have to settle for a dirty driveway or parking lot. We understand that the New England weather can do a number on your home and business structures, as well as your asphalt pavement. We want to help you take that to-do off of your list. Our expert team specializes in maintenance plans that include cleaning and repairs. You don’t have to wait until there’s a problem to take action to extend the life of your asphalt. We offer free estimates and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
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