Asphalt pavement is very durable and can last for many years. However, without proper maintenance, it will show signs of wear and tear. The hot summer sun can be particularly harsh on asphalt, causing it to become brittle and crack.
Below are some practical tips on how to keep your asphalt pavement in good condition during the summer months:
- Inspect your pavement regularly: Inspect your pavement regularly for cracks, potholes, or other damage. Have you noticed these signs? Make sure to repair it promptly. The sooner you fix the damage, the less likely it is to cause further damage or become a safety hazard.
- Seal cracks and potholes: Sealing cracks and potholes is one of the best ways to prevent further damage to your pavement. Sealing these areas will make their repair more effortless if they become damaged.
- Keep your pavement clean: sweep away any debris such as leaves or twigs that have fallen on your pavement. If you allow debris build-up, it can start to decompose and cause damage to your pavement.
- Be careful when using chemicals: Some can harm asphalt pavement. When using any chemical on your pavement, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
- Avoid driving on the damaged pavement: If you see any damage on your pavement, avoid driving over it if possible. Driving over damaged pavement can cause further damage and make the repair process more difficult.
- Have your pavement professionally inspected: Have your pavement inspected by a professional at least once a year. They will be able to identify potential problems and recommend the best course of action.
By following these tips, you can help prolong your asphalt pavement’s life and keep it looking its best.
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