Summer Asphalt Preparation & Maintenance Tips
Asphalt Preparation Tips for the Hot Summer Season
As the weather warms up, the snow & ice melt and your asphalt pavement is in clear view again. After an extensive winter of storms, plowing, shoveling and spreading salt, it is time to prepare your pavement for the next round of harsh weather. Summer asphalt preparation is very important for residential driveways, roadways and commercial parking lots to ensure the safety of all who drive or park on it. Exit 7 Sealcoating highlights 5 summer asphalt preparation & maintenance tips for commercial & residential properties.
5 Summer Asphalt Preparation Measures to Follow
Inspection & Walkthrough: First, you’ll want to do a full and thorough walkthrough of your driveway or asphalt pavement. Check for cracks, dips, graying color or other such indications of a structural issue. Detecting and repairing these types of asphalt damage immediately when you notice them can save you money in the long run. Call 609-424-3609 if you detect any issues with your asphalt pavement.
Thorough Cleaning Service: An easy summer asphalt preparation tip is to give your driveway or parking lot a good cleaning. Properly wipe up and dispose of fuel and oil spills, which can quickly degrade the asphalt surface. Litter and garbage should be thrown away, while leftover food and drinks spills can be washed away with a good power washing.
Traffic & Safety Control: If it has become difficult to see traffic markings and parking space lines it is time to schedule a line striping service. This ensures maximum safety for patrons of your facility and also keeps you current with Building Code rules in your municipality.
Sweep Away Standing Water: While it is not uncommon to experience a pool of water after a very heavy rainstorm. But, if you frequently need to clean standing water it is time to call in the professionals. This is a sign of a surface issue in that particular area of the asphalt. Always sweep away pooling water to prevent erosion.
Call Professional Asphalt Maintenance & Repair Company: Asphalt pavement is one of the most important structures in your residential and commercial property. Cracking filing, pothole repair and sealcoating services must be handled by a professional company with years of experience and knowledge.
Warm Weather Asphalt Care & Maintenance
If your driveway or parking lot has not been inspected in several years, call Exit 7 Sealcoating today. Our professional asphalt repair company will complete a thorough evaluation. Common repairs we’ll recommend to get you prepared for the summer season include sealcoating, pothole filling, crack repair and line striping.