Our clients appreciate that Johnson & Sons work only with state-certified plants to ensure a high-quality asphalt mix that holds up against the weather elements, is durable and resists early wear and tear. And while even the best asphalt surface will eventually show some wear over time, you can make your newly paved surface look great for years to come with a few simple maintenance tips:
- If possible, keep traffic off your new asphalt for 24 hours or even longer in hotter temperatures.
- It often takes 6-12 months for the surface of your new asphalt to harden and cure completely. During this time, we suggest:
- Avoid turning the steering wheels of parked vehicles while they are not moving. This can create “power steering marks”. Instead, turn the wheel slowly and gradually.
- Excessive weight from large vehicles can create depressions in your new pavement. If you are parking large vehicles for an extended period, we recommend placing a large flat item under the vehicle to spread the load, particularly during warm weather.
- Install stone, gravel or topsoil around the perimeter of your newly paved surface to protect and support the edges. Like a shoulder on a highway, this can help control erosion while supporting the edges and the appearance of the pavement.
- Gasoline, fuel oil lubricants or other petroleum-based products can damage the pavement if left unchecked. If spills or leaks of these products do occur, scrub the area thoroughly with soap or detergent and rinse well with water. You can also use cat litter to soak up the liquid, then sweep it up. Don’t have any detergent handy? Pour a few cans of Coke on the stain, then give it a spay the next morning and the stain should be gone!
- Seal coat your new paved surface regularly to protect and prolong its life expectancy. Seal coating should be completed every 2-3 years to help keep damaging UV rays, vehicle fluids and water from deteriorating your paved surface.
Johnson and Sons Paving has built a reputation for dependable and superior service by keeping our customers informed, meeting or beating deadlines and staying on budget. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate and project assessment.