As the weather starts to warm up, it’s important to start thinking about spring maintenance for your asphalt pavement. Here are the steps you should take to ensure your asphalt pavement is ready for the spring and summer seasons.
Inspect your pavement closely for any damage that may have occurred over the winter. Look for cracks, potholes, crumbling and other signs of damage. Repair any major damage as soon as possible and before you move on to the next step.
Sealcoating pavement helps seal it and protect against the elements such as UV rays from the sun and rainy weather. It can fill in cracks and help prevent water infiltration. Using Pitch Black sealcoating is an environmentally friendly option that protects your pavement and the local ecosystem.
If you have any painted areas on your pavement, spring is a good time to touch them up. The paint may have faded or chipped during the winter. Check for fading and chipping in parking lines, no parking areas, speed bumps and handicap areas. Be sure to mark off areas during painting to avoid cars driving on freshly painted surfaces.
Weeds and vegetation can quickly take over an asphalt pavement if not kept in check. Edge your pavement regularly to remove these offenders and keep your pavement looking neat and tidy.
The best way to keep your asphalt pavement looking great is to clean it regularly. This means removing rocks, dirt and debris with a broom or blower. Doing this will help extend the life of your pavement and keep it looking great for years to come.
If you follow these tips, your asphalt pavement will be in great shape for the spring and summer seasons. For more information on spring maintenance for your asphalt pavement, contact EcoShield today. We would be happy to help!