Why Winter Is the Best Time to Appreciate Your Asphalt Maintenance Plan

February, 06, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
At Cassidy Paving, we understand that your asphalt maintenance company is not the first thing on the list of things you’re thankful for. Still, you should appreciate any upkeep you’ve done once winter comes. Your pavement will face its biggest tests in the wintertime because New England’s weather can be harsh and unpredictable. When you schedule maintenance with us, you will receive the following asphalt services that make getting through the winter much easier when it comes to stress and your budget.

Asphalt Maintenance to Do in the Winter

Crack Filling

One of the most frequent repair services we do is filling cracks in everything from asphalt parking lots to residential driveways. In the winter, it can even seem that you find cracks out of nowhere. If you did not have these issues addressed prior to the cold temperatures and haven't been diligent about your maintenance, you will likely see bigger issues come spring. Cracks that were once minor on your blacktop will expand and possibly increase in number over the course of the winter. Addressing these as soon as possible will save you a lot of time and money, which is always something to appreciate.

Pothole Repair

We have all driven over an asphalt pothole and held our breath. You might find that you’re doing that more than ever right after the snow and ice thaws. If this is the case on your property, you probably neglected your asphalt maintenance for at least the past year. Part of any successful maintenance plan includes pothole filling and repair. Potholes left to the winter elements will only grow in size and depth. Cracks and deterioration left untreated will result in a need for patching potholes in asphalt. It's especially important to mitigate these issues as soon as possible to avoid any liability issues with drivers and pedestrians on your property.

Drainage Updates

Another service you will appreciate taking advantage of before it becomes too cold is drain rebuilding or correction. Pooling water is a common issue that is directly related to failing drainage systems in your asphalt parking lot or residential driveway paving. The areas that accumulate water regularly will be where you find an abundance of ice during freezing temperatures. The water has nowhere to go and eventually will freeze right where it is. Asphalt pavement has a limit to the amount of weight it can withstand before failure. Those areas of poor drainage will add a lot of stress to your subbase when mixed with freezing temperatures. If you have gotten all of your drainage issues taken care of well before the first snowfall, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about when it comes to excess areas of the ice.

Restriping

A service that we often suggest to our customers is restriping. Striping is frequently overlooked, especially when it comes to saving money on your commercial asphalt lot. Snow makes it even more difficult to see when navigating through a parking lot. Upgrading your paint and reflectors can make a big difference when it comes to safety. This is also a great way to lessen the liability you have as a property owner.

Get Winter Ready

Even if you missed the mark when it comes to the recommended asphalt maintenance services, you don’t have to go through a winter like this one again. Give Cassidy Paving a call today at 866-978-9788 to get your free estimate. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work. Even if we can't make major repairs right now during the winter, you will be at the top of the list come spring, allowing you to enjoy the warmer weather without the headache of asphalt repairs.
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