The first month of a brand new year is the perfect time to consider property improvements. Though the cold air and snow-covered ground might get in your way, you don’t want to let asphalt issues worsen throughout the winter if you can help it. So, if you’re concerned about cracks and potholes in your parking lot or driveway, it’s probably time to contact a professional. Here are a few reasons why January is a great time to call a pothole repair company.
There’s Less Demand for Asphalt Services in Winter
Timing is key when it comes to renovations and repairs. Commercial paving companies are busiest during the spring and summer when things have warmed up. Still, many asphalt contractors work during winter, too, but their service offerings are more limited due to the weather. While this is a setback in some regards, it can also work to your advantage. Simply put, it’s easier to schedule asphalt contractors in the winter than any other time of year because there’s less overall demand for their services. So, if you need immediate help with something, you’re more likely to get a human being on the line and get the help you need within days or weeks (rather than months).
Patching Provides a Temporary Solution for Potholes
It’s worth noting, of course, that winter is not optimal for pothole repair. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for homeowners and business owners to wait until spring to repair potholes and receive other asphalt services (unless the problem is severe). With that in mind, January might not seem like a great time to call a pothole repair company after all. On the contrary, asphalt services can still repair potholes in January and throughout winter under certain conditions. For starters, the hole must be clean and dry. And once these preparations are made, the contractor can only provide a temporary fix in the form of a cold patch. Still, quality cold patching can last the entire season and longer, giving you plenty of time to prepare for additional asphalt services later in the year without having to worry about serious potholes on your property.
It’s Never too Soon to Prepare for Spring Paving and Repair Work
Lastly, calling a pothole repair company in January doesn’t mean you’re seeking services for the same month. In fact, it’s usually best to call an asphalt repair provider several months in advance to secure your spot in their calendar – especially if you plan on receiving these services during spring when things get really busy for these companies. In other words, if you want to ensure that you’ll get the asphalt services you need later in the year, it’s best to get ahead of the game and get on the phone as early as January. You might not end up needing driveway pothole repair services after winter, but at least you’ll have reserved your place in case you do (or if something else comes up).
Give Your Pavement a Fresh Start in 2022
It might seem far too early to call a pothole repair company, but January is actually the perfect time to set up an appointment for the reasons discussed here. At Cassidy Paving, we offer quality pavement repair, resurfacing, and installation services to New England residents and businesses. Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next asphalt project.