What Are the Basic Best Practices for Asphalt?

April, 11, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Cassidy Paving asphalt maintenance in New England
Asphalt paving and repair is necessary for residential asphalt driveways and commercial parking lot paving across New England to reduce liability and enhance curb appeal. In order to properly implement repairs and to ensure your asphalt reaches its full potential, you'll want to equip yourself with the proper maintenance and repair plans so small issues don't become catastrophic hazards.

Asphalt Maintenance Best Practices

Routine Maintenance

If there’s only one best practice that you keep up year after year, routine maintenance will yield the best results and protect your investment. However, only qualified contractors should inspect and seal your pavement to avoid costly and time-consuming repair jobs in the future. You can schedule regular inspections with your asphalt paving contractor to help you keep an eye on the overall area’s state. Most contractors will do inspections for free. Working consistently with a contractor not only keeps your current driveway or parking lot in its best condition, but they will also be able to pinpoint weaknesses and areas where there may be future issues. This allows them to mitigate small issues before they become more significant and costly.

Know when to Pave

The best time to pave won’t be the same for every region of the country. Your asphalt paving contractor should be able to tell you when it’s the optimal time to pave. In general, you should never pave large areas when the temperatures are close to freezing. In New England, you shouldn’t start large paving projects in the late fall or the winter. We receive far too much ice and snow for new asphalt to cure correctly. The best time to pave for our area will always be in spring and summer when the temperatures won’t drop close to freezing.

Choose the Right Contractor

The most valuable decision you will make in your paving process is choosing the right asphalt paving contractor for the job. Not all companies that claim to do asphalt paving services are the best choice for your exact needs. The best practice for selecting a contractor is to ask people that you trust if they have any recommendations. You’ll also want to research the options in your area where you can see online reviews and find out what your peers say about the company, what their specialties are, and what they value most. Another way to ensure that you’re making the right decision is to get estimates from at least three different services. Most reputable companies offer estimates for free. Cassidy Paving can provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate on any size asphalt project.

Repairs Shouldn’t Wait

If you’ve noticed a crack or pothole, best practices state that you should repair them as soon as possible. There is never a good reason to delay repairs. They become more complex issues and, therefore, more expensive to repair. At the first sign of deterioration, give Cassidy Paving a call. We are an experienced, insured, and reliable asphalt and paving contractor. Cassidy Paving offers repair and installation solutions for clients across New England. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to book your free estimate.
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