Investing in asphalt repair can make a huge difference when it comes to how a property looks, how safe it is and whether it is compliant with local regulations. However, planning asphalt repair can be a difficult process for property owners.
One of the most challenging things about planning asphalt repair is that property owners often don’t know how often asphalt needs to be repaired or how long you can expect asphalt to last.
The good news is that there are some general timelines that can make it easier for property owners to plan asphalt maintenance, care and repair. Let’s take a look.
The lifecycle of asphalt pavement
One of the most important parts of keeping asphalt in good condition is understanding the lifecycle of asphalt pavement. Asphalt maintenance and repair needs typically change over time, and understanding these different stages can make it a lot easier to handle maintenance and repairs effectively. When asphalt is first installed, it doesn’t typically require any maintenance or repairs. After about two to five years, asphalt must be maintained with sealcoating and crack repairs.
Between 5 and 15 years after installation, asphalt will need continuous maintenance to keep it in good condition. Services like sealcoating, patching and crack repair are all important during this period of time. Between 15 and 20 years, asphalt will likely require more frequent and more extensive repairs. Once asphalt reaches 20 to 30 years old, many property owners will need to invest in large-scale repairs, resurfacing or complete demolition and replacement.
Planning asphalt maintenance
While the lifecycle of asphalt can be helpful for planning maintenance and repairs, it’s only part of the equation. Other factors, including the repair and maintenance history of asphalt, as well as environmental conditions, can also have an impact on how frequently asphalt requires maintenance and repairs. If your asphalt has not been repaired or maintained consistently, it is more likely to wear out quickly and develop extensive problems.
The best way to stay on top of asphalt maintenance and repairs is to inspect asphalt regularly and hire a professional for sealcoating services, patching and other small repairs that come up over time. Delaying asphalt maintenance can take a toll on the lifespan of asphalt and lead to more frequent and more serious problems over time. When asphalt repair needs come up, make sure to get them taken care of sooner rather than later. Waiting too long to address repair needs only makes problems worse and leads to more extensive problems that require costlier and more complicated repairs.
Asphalt repair, maintenance and replacement
At Sunstar Seal Coating, Inc., we know how important it is to keep up with asphalt care, maintenance and repair, and we are committed to providing the highest-quality asphalt paving, sealing, repair and replacement services possible. We are a family-owned and -operated company with a reputation for the quality of our services. Find out more about the asphalt maintenance and repairs services we have to offer and get started with a consultation and quote for our services by giving us a call today.
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