Now that Spring is officially here, it’s a good time to make sure you line up your pavement maintenance projects for the season. A proactive paving plan — where you assess and schedule your maintenance projects in early Spring — can help ensure your jobs get done in a timely manner, before minor issues turn into major problems.
The first step is assessing the condition of your paved surfaces. If you don’t have the time or resources to carefully examine all your paved areas and take note of potential problems, give us a call. We’ll do an onsite assessment, provide you with recommendations and get your remediation projects scheduled.
3 Things to Look
- STANDING WATER –– Water is the number-one enemy of pavement. It seeps through open cracks in asphalt and compromises the sub-base. Crack sealing is the best defense and the most cost-effective treatment. Cracks that measure ¼-inch to 1-inch wide are best suited for this procedure. Any that are wider or cover a more extensive area may require asphalt removal and replacement.
- FADING OR GRAYING PAVEMENT – Over time, the sun’s UV rays oxidize pavement (or turn it gray) and weaken the binder, which can eventually lead to cracking, buckling or other pavement damage. Seal coating guards the asphalt from the sun, ice, salt, oils, and other chemicals that shorten the life of your pavement. It also ensures a longer lasting life for your pavement, lower repair costs and gives your pavement a fresh, new black appearance.
- FADED OR MISSING STRIPING — If stalls or traffic markings are hard to see (or missing altogether), an injury or lawsuit may not be far behind. To help prevent accidents, schedule re-striping every two to three years. And, be sure that your parking lots are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
When you decide to repair or replace your paved areas, select a contractor that has the technical expertise and ability to get the job done. 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.