Regular asphalt maintenance and repair is the best way to protect your asphalt surfaces and reduce overall costs. The wear and tear that asphalt endures will over time cause the binder that keeps the various components of the asphalt together to break down. This causes the stone aggregate that makes up the asphalt to loosen, which results in structural deterioration of the surface and damage. When this damage is left unrepaired, the asphalt is vulnerable to further deterioration by the elements. Inclement weather, water, sunlight, gas, oil, and oxidation all contribute to causing the asphalt binder to break down, which leads to cracks, potholes, and other damage that requires repairs. Having ARM Pavement Services provide inspections and perform preventive maintenance on a regular basis will prolong asphalt life and restore the appearance of your asphalt. Best of all, regular maintenance costs a lot less than replacing prematurely worn asphalt.
The cornerstones of a good asphalt maintenance program are crack filling and seal coating. A modern hot rubberized crack sealant can extend the life of your asphalt pavement by as much as 50% at a much lower cost than asphalt patching or reconstruction. Proactively filling cracks prevents further deterioration and the cycle of water intrusion and freezing which leads to potholes. Preventing potholes from forming in the first place is the best way to avoid costly pothole repair or asphalt replacement. In addition, seal coating every 2-3 years restores a new appearance to your pavement and further protects your entire asphalt investment.
For all of your asphalt pavement needs, contact ARM Asphalt Services today!