3 Asphalt Maintenance Tips To Reduce Problems With Cracks And Erosion

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With a good maintenance routine for asphalt pavements, you will be able to reduce wear and make pavements last longer. There are solutions such as, seal coating and curbing that will help to reduce some of the most serious problems with asphalt pavements such as cracks and erosion. Here are some tips that will help ensure that your asphalt pavement lasts for years with few problems:

1. Curbing to Stop Erosion at The Ages of Pavement

One of the biggest problems with asphalt pavements is erosion. The erosion often happens due to runoff going directly beneath the pavement. Adding curbing to asphalt pavement will help to control erosion by directing watershed away from the pavement and areas that have backfill foundation. Curbing is a good solution for areas with grading that causes runoff to go to the sides of pavement. Curbs will also add an attractive finished look to pavement that has unfinished edges.

2. Improve Durability of Pavement with Seal Coating

If you want to improve the durability of your asphalt pavement, then you want to prevent wear caused by exposure to the elements and sunlight. Seal coating helps give pavement a protective layer to stop cracking and surface damage. Seal coating will also prevent problems with erosion that are caused when water drains through cracks in pavements. Seal coating is a great method of protecting new and old pavements from wear. If you have old pavement that is worn but may not need resurfacing, seal coating is a great option to restore the surface and protect it from further wear.

3. Drainage Systems to Stop Soil Erosion Beneath Pavements

Having good drainage for asphalt pavement is important to prevent damage caused by erosion, such as potholes and cracks. Have drainage pipes installed to direct water away from anywhere that there are loose soils that can be eroded. Drain systems can be installed with curbing, as well as in pavement where there is no place for water to escape, such as in larger parking lot installations. Proper drainage design will help ensure your pavement lasts long.

These are some asphalt maintenance tips that will help ensure your pavement lasts for years with little need for major repairs or replacement. If you need help with the maintenance of your pavements, contact an asphalt paving service and talk with them about improvements like seal coating to ensure your pavement lasts for years. 

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