Paving Maintenance Tips And Tricks You Should Know

Paving Maintenance Tips And Tricks You Should Know

Maintaining your pavement is key to keeping it in good condition and prolonging its life. Without proper maintenance, it will deteriorate and cause safety hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike.

Luckily, there are many simple ways you can do this. Here are some paving tips and tricks that will help you get started on the right foot when it comes to pavement maintenance.

Inspect Your Pavement Regularly

As part of regular pavement inspection, do the following:

  1. Look for any pavement damage such as cracks, potholes, or depressions.
  2. If there is a crack, note its size and location (lengthwise or widthwise).
  3. Sweep away any debris like leaves or gravel that might have collected on the pavement because they can hide cracks.

Fill Cracks as Soon as You Notice Them

A pavement crack can be small, but if it’s more than an inch long, it could present problems in the future, so you should take preventive measures to fix it before any more pavement damage occurs. Here are some things to look out for when it comes to cracks:

  • Size: Pavement cracks are typically measured in inches, but don’t forget about the depth of the crack and its width because if it’s very wide, it has the potential to cause a lot of damage.
  • Location: If you know where pavement is cracking, such as close to a sidewalk, street light pole, or fire hydrant, then you might want to get it fixed as soon as possible.
  • Potholes: Potholes are a pavement’s worst enemy! If there is a pothole on your property that’s deep enough for water to collect in it, please get in touch with us right away!

Clean Up Spills Immediately

Any kind of spills on your pavement should be addressed soon. Oily substances can actually mix with the pavement and cause it to deteriorate. If you notice oil-based spills from motor vehicles or petroleum products such as fuel, kerosene, or lubricants, remove them with absorbent materials like cat litter or sawdust.

Get Rid of Snow and Water

Be mindful not to pile snow or other material too high on the pavement as it may cause damage when melting or after heavy rains floods. This is because the water can seep into the cracks within the pavement and cause severe damage if it freezes again.

Keep Pavement Drains Clean

Keep pavement drains clean by installing proper covers, so they don’t clog and overflow. Unclogged pavement drains will help prevent water from pooling on the pavement and damaging it. Make sure to inspect pavement regularly for leaks, missing manhole covers, or other damage that can cause the pavement to buckle.

Repair Damaged Areas As Soon As Possible

There are many benefits of repairing pavement as soon as possible. The longer it is left unattended, the harder it becomes to repair, and then the more expensive in terms of both time and money (and even safety) for everyone involved. Repairing a pavement that needs attention sooner rather than later will prevent many problems from developing further down the line.

Powersurge has been providing paving maintenance services to homeowners in Philadelphia, PA, for many years. We are committed to helping you keep your pavement in excellent condition, which is why our team of experts will help with everything from selecting the best type of sealant, installing new asphalt pavement, or repairing cracks.

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