Did you know that saving money on your asphalt paving is dependent upon how well you take care of it throughout the year? Cassidy Paving wants to help you avoid costly damage that often comes with the Massachusetts winters. Because of the freeze and thaw cycle that happens each winter, your asphalt pavement will take a beating if it is not properly maintained. As your neighborhood paving experts, here’s the list of maintenance tasks you should take care of to avoid expensive repairs come spring.
Maintenance Tips to Save Money on Asphalt
According to Asphalt Magazine, “patching is the process of filling potholes or excavated areas in the asphalt pavement”. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, potholes and cracking happen. One quick way to solve this problem and keep it from getting worse throughout the winter is patching. When done correctly, patching helps stop further deterioration and avoid enormous expenses. Patching can be done to last for a long time or if you need a quick fix there are the “throw and go” options.
If you have found a number of cracks in your asphalt, we can help you get those under control before winter gets here. We will clean, prepare, and add liquid asphalt sealant to the areas that need it. Included are the routing and sawing of the extraneous material near the cracks. This is important because cracks will follow the path of least resistance. If water gets into these cracks and the temperatures drop below freezing, the ice will make these cracks much worse. Fixing cracks before winter is the best thing to do for your long-term investment.
Asphalt Pro Magazine says that “when it comes to minor surface distress, sometimes the best option is to perform an overlay”. As long as your subbase is intact, an overlay can be much less expensive than a complete replacement, and it will last an extended amount of time. Your asphalt cannot be in too much disrepair or an overlay will not work. An asphalt professional can help you determine if an overlay or replacement will work best to fix the problems that you have. We suggest scheduling your service well before the winter months so that it has time to properly cure.
Any of the other services listed above are great to do prior to winter. If you get them done in time, you should also ask about sealcoating. Most of the Cassidy Paving services come with sealcoating. This is an inexpensive way to preserve the conditions of your asphalt and ensure it stays in top shape as long as possible.
Make a Plan
The crew at Cassidy Paving understands that you have a budget and we want to help you stick to it. Winter can be unusually cruel for most anything outdoors, and your asphalt pavement is no different. Let’s work together to come up with a preventative maintenance plan that will keep your asphalt in great condition regardless of how low the temperatures get. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get your free estimate.