Spring is a great time to make both necessary repairs and aesthetic improvements to your asphalt pavement. Whether you own a residential, commercial, or industrial property, the warmer weather in New England is ideal for asphalt paving and maintenance. After pavement has gone through the freeze-thaw cycle, there is an increased risk for deterioration. Other than fixing the issues, you can also use this time to make upgrades to your pavement.
What You Should Do to Your Pavement in Spring
One of the best things to do in the spring for your asphalt is to make any needed repairs. Deterioration is likely during the wintertime. Asphalt is a porous material that can absorb and drain water. If the water has nowhere to go due to faulty drainage come winter, it will freeze and push out by making cracks. Cracks are an obvious sign that you have issues with drainage and your subbase. However, only a certified asphalt contractor can help you figure out the exact cause and what to do about it. You may also notice asphalt potholes in varying sizes, either in a concentrated space or throughout the entire area. Making these repairs as soon as possible is essential to saving money and preserving any remaining functionality. The good news is that these issues are common and frequently repaired during the springtime.
Although you’re used to the way that your pavement has been, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be better. If you imagine a more seamless traffic flow or want to make a great first impression, asphalt can help you do that. Upgrades can include widening, reimagining entry and exit points, and even adding parking spaces if you’re a commercial paving customer. If your driveway or parking lot isn’t quite working for your needs, there are ways to improve with the help of an asphalt paving contractor. Upgrading can also include new signage, better lighting, and seamless integration of pedestrian walkways and sidewalks. Doing these upgrades will not only be better for your needs but can lower your liability.
Touching up the paint for commercial and industrial lots is another popular springtime service. For safety and ADA compliance, visible stripes are critical and can also lower your liability. Striping should be noticeable for asphalt parking spaces (handicapped space included), fire lanes, loading areas, no parking zones, and even areas with speed bumps. If you’re in an HOA, you may have additional striping needs as well. Fresh striping and reflectors make the area safe for both drivers and pedestrians. These are often quick services that require little to no disruption in your day-to-day activities.
Turn Your Paving Ideas into Reality
The warm spring weather is perfect for executing any upgrades and asphalt paving services. Picking an experienced and reliable asphalt paving contractor like Cassidy Paving is critical for this process. Our team has the decades of knowledge required to provide safe and functional residential driveways and parking lot paving. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get asphalt and paving help. Our estimates are free, and we serve communities across Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.