The Importance of Asphalt Restoration
When you spend thousands of dollars on laying a new asphalt surface at home or at your business, you want to do everything possible to keep it in great condition. That’s why performing routine preventative maintenance is so important. By completing regular asphalt maintenance, you will:
- Save money by prolonging the life of the asphalt
- Save time by not having to find and schedule an asphalt contractor to completely restore your existing asphalt
- Prevent the stress of having to live or do business without a dedicated parking lot
Asphalt restoration and maintenance are much easier than removing and replacing an entire asphalt surface due to unrepaired damage. The steps to routine asphalt maintenance include:
Patching Cracks and Potholes
Cracks and potholes should be fixed as soon as possible. Waiting to patch damaged areas may allow water to infiltrate the asphalt, which can worsen the cracks and holes, especially if the water freezes.
Sealcoating should be done as soon as all the oils from laying the asphalt have dissipated (usually 60-90 days after installation) and followed by every 2-5 years, depending on wear.
Every 10 years on average, you should plan and budget for a complete asphalt restoration and overlay. This will involve patching any existing cracks and potholes, leveling areas where needed and applying a coat of asphalt. This will help to reinforce your asphalt and provide you with a more uniform surface.
Removal and Replacement
Asphalt is undoubtedly tough, but even the highest quality work has its limit. Once an asphalt surface reaches 20-30-years-old, it may be time to completely remove the existing asphalt and lay an entirely new surface.
Asphalt Care and Maintenance in Seattle
If you have an asphalt surface in the Seattle area that is in need of a little TLC, call the asphalt professionals today at Jireh Asphalt & Concrete at (425) 296-8460 or contact us online. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for your asphalt project, no matter how big or small. Don’t let damaged asphalt ruin your property value…get it back with a newly laid shine with asphalt restoration services. For all residential and commercial projects in the Seattle metro area, Jireh Asphalt & Concrete has got your back!