Asphalt may be among the most durable paving materials, but it still requires regular maintenance to keep it looking great and prolong its lifespan. Here is when you should schedule asphalt maintenance.
- For resealing and repairs: For this type of asphalt maintenance, you’ll want to have it done as soon as possible. If you notice even the tiniest cracks, dips, or holes in your asphalt; you’ll want to take care of it right away before something small grows into something large and unmanageable.
- For basic cleaning: You’ll want to have your asphalt cleaned at least twice a year to remove any dirt, oils, or other contaminants. This type of asphalt maintenance can help keep your asphalt looking new as well as prolong its lifespan and the time between repairs and repaving.
Be Flexible with Timing
While it’s nice to imagine that you can set a regular asphalt maintenance schedule and stick with it forever, that, unfortunately, can’t always be the case. Things happen like particularly hot summers or exceedingly rainy days that are tough on asphalt and may cause the need for maintenance sooner than you had planned. You’ll have to be flexible so that small issues don’t grow larger.
As you can see, there isn’t really any set time for when you should schedule asphalt maintenance but rather the fact that you need to schedule it as needed. The most important part is to pay close attention to your asphalt, so you can recognize the need for maintenance or repairs right away. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call.