You may hear a lot of advice when it comes to repairing your cracking asphalt, but you shouldn’t listen to just anyone. If you’re looking for expert advice, Cassidy Paving is here to help. We don’t want you out there attempting complicated or just plain wrong ways of fixing your asphalt. To help, here is our comprehensive list of the Dos and Dont’s of cracked asphalt repair.
DO Take Note of Cracking
One thing that will be very helpful when it comes to repairing your cracking asphalt is making note of all of the areas affected by various forms of cracking. Not all cracks are the same either. Asphalt Magazine has listed the most common types of cracking as fatigue, block, edge, longitudinal, transverse, reflection, and slippage cracks. To the untrained eye, it would be hard to distinguish one from the other. By simply examining the areas and documenting them for a certified contractor, you can help the repair process.
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One of the most disastrous things you can do to your asphalt pavement is waiting to get repairs done. If you see small damage, the time to repair it is now. Waiting will only exacerbate the issues that are causing the cracks in the first place. The longer you wait to repair, the longer the repair may take to fix and at a higher cost. Call a certified and insured contractor like Cassidy Paving at the first site of disrepair.
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DO Preventative Maintenance
If you’ve ever heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” it is more than accurate when it comes to asphalt pavement. Paving contractors, like Cassidy Paving, can take preventative measures to ensure the quality and durability of your parking lot or driveway. If you want to avoid costly crack repairs in the future, the trick is to schedule regular maintenance. With regular maintenance, you can ensure small problems are addressed quickly before they become larger issues. Our experts recommend resealing your pavement at least every 3 to 5 years.
DON’T Do it Yourself
We know folks love a good DIY project, but asphalt paving isn’t one we would recommend. It takes years to understand the nuances of paving. It isn’t something you can pick up through a few YouTube videos. You may be hoping to save money (who isn’t?), but if you don’t understand the base, subbase, and drainage planning it takes to properly pave, you could be setting yourself up for a big costly job in the future. Leave this project to the experts at Cassidy Paving. We can work with you to give you what you need within your budget and our estimates are always free.
DO Give us a Call
If you’re noticing cracks in your asphalt, Cassidy Paving wants to chat. We have successfully paved industrial, commercial, and residential projects throughout New England, with a main focus on customers in Massachusetts. You won’t regret leaving your paving repair project to our expert team. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to start your hassle-free crack repair.