Is your Phoenix Pavement Ready for the Holiday Season?
It is finally that time of year. You can turn your air conditioner off, leave the windows open and enjoy long walks in parks and along the canals. The Arizona Holiday Season is fast approaching and I am sure that like every other person, you have a lot to do to get ready. You will probably put up decorations, lights, clean the house and more. But have you thought about your driveway of late? In other words: is your Phoenix driveway pavement ready for the holiday season? What about your parking lot?
Here are some tips to help you make your asphalt last and look great to boot:
Inspect the paving and asphalt on your property at least once per season. The sooner you find issues, the faster you can have them repaired and the longer the asphalt will last you without having to be replaced completely. Inspect parking lots, driveways. sidewalks and the outside of your building for possible damage. So what damages should you look for?
Things to look out for:
Potholes are holes shaped like a pot that happen in areas where the asphalt is weak. Additional causes for the appearance of potholes in your business parking lot can be water infiltration, bad concrete, poor maintenance and as a result the asphalt surface has gone away. Depending on the area that is missing and the overall condition of the asphalt, potholes can be filled. To make sure what solution works best, contact your Phoenix paving expert.
Alligator Cracking usually happens when the pavement is not strong enough for the weight it is intended to carry, when depressions arise or if the pavement was constructed poorly. Possible fixes are to remove and repave the area completely, or in less severe cases cracking can be helped with a suitable overlay. It is essential to fill cracks as soon as you notice them, to prevent water from entering and further compromising the asphalt structure, causing it to break down and turn into gravel over time.
If you have gotten in the habit of routinely checking your driveway, parking lot and sidewalks throughout the year, you are probably on top of things and can relax and enjoy the holiday season, knowing that visitors won’t break a leg in your driveway.
Asphalt maintenance is indeed much more than just making your driveway look pretty, and while certainly may play a role, cracking and broken pavement is a safety hazard. Even here in Phoenix, we get nightly freezes and think about just how easily a wet pothole can ice over and cause someone to fall and break a leg.
Additionally, if you ignore small issues such as cracking and depressions, you will end up with costly repairs down the road. While small cracks are relatively simple to fix, water seeping in the asphalt and breaking things up from below will lead to some big repairwork in the future.
To make sure that your driveway looks as great as your holiday decorations this holiday season, give it a lookover, contact your local Phoenix asphalt maintenance contractor for paving and patching services that need to be done and make it the safest driveway for you and your family.
Remember: Regular maintenance includes simple things like sweeping dirt away.
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206