How Long Will My Asphalt Paving Last?

July, 01, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 3 min read
Are you familiar with the longevity of asphalt paving? At Cassidy Paving, we understand that a new paving project is a big deal for our customers, from the cost to the upheaval of your property. Therefore, you don’t want to have to repeat this process more often than necessary. Well maintained asphalt has been known to last upwards of 25 years and can be possible for you too. Here are some of the suggestions that we give all of our customers to get the most of their asphalt paving.

Weather Effects on Wear

One of the biggest enemies of asphalt pavement is the persistent wear and tear of the elements. From rain to UV rays, weather can wear down your asphalt in no time. If you are not well versed in protecting your asphalt pavement from the elements, you should reach out to an experienced contractor like the experts at Cassidy Paving. The reason rain and snow are a hazard comes from their ability to cause cracks, deterioration, and potholes. When the water can get through, it causes the subbase to wear away causing failure. If it is cold enough for the water to freeze, it will cause severe expansion of the pavement that will contract when it thaws. Even the sun can cause intense issues for your paving. The UV rays can cause the layers to be brittle and unable to withstand the load of vehicles. READ MORE: Recognizing Trouble Areas in Your Asphalt

Don’t Forget Maintenance

If you’re hoping to get to that 20-year mark with your asphalt pavement, the only way to get there is scheduled maintenance. Just like any part of your home or business, your asphalt will need a bit of TLC every now and then. The trick to making your pavement last is getting possible issues addressed prior to their becoming catastrophic. In order to extend the life of your pavement, sealcoating will need to be applied periodically. Sealcoats help deter standing water and UV rays from penetrating and eventually compromising your asphalt. Our application also helps extend the life of your sealcoating. Other than sealcoating, we recommend that inspections should be done to your asphalt every year or two. During this time, we will check for cracks, raveling, lifting, potholes, crumbling, and much more. Getting these things repaired in a timely fashion will help extend the life of your payment. This is also a more cost-effective way of dealing with pavement since repairs are done little by little. Waiting until there is severe damage will take you much more money to repair. READ MORE: Four Factors to Consider When Estimating Asphalt Paving Costs

The Asphalt Paving Experts

At Cassidy Paving, our goal is to provide asphalt pavement services that last for years to come. We only use the best practices, materials, and machinery to give your pavement the best chance at lasting more than 20 years. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to start your free estimate. New full-depth work comes with a guarantee and we service customers throughout Massachusetts.
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