Protecting Your Asphalt Pavement Investment

If you already have a Lakeland parking lot paving installed, then you need to properly maintain this investment. An asphalt pavement is easy to maintain and it lasts for a long time, so it’s cost efficient, too.

With proper maintenance, an asphalt driveway and pavement can last for more than 20 years without the need for reconstruction or additional padding. Just a minimal overlay every 10 years will do the trick.

But to reach that 10th year and 20th year mark, here are some things you can do for your Lakeland parking lot paving for the meantime:

Sealcoating

No, we don’t mean to do this immediately after the asphalt paving was completed. Sealcoating should be done 2 years after the initial layout was done. Sealcoating will make the pavement look newer than it is. It will preserve the asphalt, and make it look fresh for a long time.

Because of its special components, sealcoating will protect the asphalt from the UV rays from the sun, thereby preventing potholes and cracks to appear on the surface of the pavement. Even the base asphalt pavement will be protected from the harsh rays emanating from the sun.

You can do sealcoating on your own but for better performance, it would be best to have a professional do it. You need to redo the sealcoating every a couple of years or so.

Before applying the sealcoating material, you need to clean and wash the surface of the pavement. You need to scrub and remove all stains from engine fluid, transmission oil and other substances. This can be done by cleaning and scrubbing the area with commercial cleanser.

After all the stains have been removed, power wash the surface. It is important to remove all the stains first before you power wash the pavement because power washing can drive the stains deeper.

Once the surface is clean and dry, you can then begin sealcoating it.

There are other ways to maintain your asphalt pavement, but none can be as effective as sealcoating.

The benefits of this include reducing the costs of long-term repair, accelerates the melting of snow and ice on the surface, and protects the pavement from oxidation and oil spills, among other things.

Sealcoating is the easiest way to protect your investment in your parking lot pavement. Not only is it cheaper than repair costs and other maintenance methods, but it will also make your pavement look good and fresh for a long time.

Remember that asphalt pavement is a long-term solution for your pavement woes, so better to protect your investment.

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