Once the instant fresh laid hot asphalt starts the cooling process, it starts to age and becomes vulnerable to the wear and tear of use and environmental factors. Driveway paving in Jacksonville, along with other paved surfaces needs good maintenance and care in order to have it last as long as possible. From the moment it cools asphalt starts to break down from exposure to oil, gas, heat, and cold extremes, sun oxidation, salt corrosion, water penetration, pressure and impact damage, and other factors. These tips were designed to be a handy reference to help you with preventative maintenance on your paved surfaces, whether they are residential or commercial.

  • Take the time to inspect your pavement on a regular basis and watch for any major cracks, fading of painted markings, signs that point to wear and tear building up, and signs that repair work may be needed soon.

  • Seal coating helps slow pavement deterioration and is useful on driveways, parking lots, and other surfaces; for maximum benefit, sealing needs to be done every 24-36 months to get maximum protection.

  • All car and foot traffic must be kept off surfaces that have just been sealed for a minimum of 24 hours to allow ample curing time- this is critical t ensuring the asphalt is not weakened or damaged from the start.

  • Proper attention to cracks and early patching of minor issues will prevent them from growing into major headaches and will be cheaper in the long run as well and will extend the life of your pavement.

  • Crack widening or “routing” actually makes smaller cracks a little bigger and helps the sealant stick and seal more strongly and results in a longer lasting patch job which in turn saves you money.

  • Fixing low areas of ponding water as soon as possible reduces any chance of water seeping through and weakening the base and limits the formation of potholes and even worse the creation of sinkholes.

  • Concrete can be very durable when properly mixed and when proper caution and care is taken during the curing process, even recycled asphalt Jacksonville companies use is very strong and durable.

Whether you are looking for driveway paving in Jacksonville or some other residential or commercial services, we are here to help! Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss with you how we can help take care of all your paving , sealing, and finishing needs- whether big or small! We offer a range of asphalt and paving options including recycled Asphalt Jacksonville residents have come to love. Call us today to get started and let us help you with all of your asphalt needs.

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