Asphalt Maintenance In The Winter Months

Asphalt Maintenance In The Winter MonthsYou might be surprised to learn that it is not necessarily the harsh cold temperatures that can negatively impact your asphalt surface. It is the freeze-thaw cycle that happens continuously all winter long. When ice and snow begin to melt, it creates pooling water on asphalt surfaces, which can compromise the integrity of the surface. Expanding water in small potholes and cracks can increase pressure, creating cracks and can cause further damage to your asphalt surface. The use of hot-mix asphalt is essential in colder climates because it is explicitly engineered to withstand freezing and thawing cycles. Call the experts at Seal King to see how we can protect your asset this winter season or prepare for seal coating in the spring season.

Clear The Pavement Of Debris Ahead Of The Snow

To make sure your asphalt is in great shape once all the snow melts, it is important that you set it up for a great start. This means a thorough cleaning of your asphalt parking lot or driveway. Consider getting your asphalt professionally cleaned for two key reasons. The first, to reveal any issues, like cracks or potholes, which should be repaired immediately. Secondly, to ensure that large pieces of debris don’t freeze and damage your asphalt surface over the course of the long, cold winter. Large debris can cause problems with snowplows and damage your asphalt surface.

Pay Attention To Puddles And Water Pooling

If you see pooling water now, you could see a pothole in the spring. Consider making repairs to compromised areas of your asphalt surface. Or schedule a spring service now with your local and reputable asphalt repair contractor to ensure your paving repair job can be fixed early, before the problem grows (literally) as the weather warms up.

Shovel Regularly

One of the key methods to protect your asphalt surface is to keep it free of standing water and snow over the winter months. The simplest way to do this is to shovel regularly. By taking the time to remove snow before it can melt and cause damage, you’ll keep your asphalt surface clear and prevent water damage. Using a plow to remove snow is very efficient, but be cautious, plows can snag in small cracks and potholes and cause surface damage to your asphalt pavement.

When looking for a pavement maintenance company choose an experienced and local company like us, Seal King. We have the top of the line, state of the art products that are environmentally friendly and useful for your driveway as well. We promise to deliver the highest workmanship at a fair price to ensure your satisfaction. Contact us today at (952) 469-6639. We serve many areas in both Minnesota and Iowa states!