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How To Keep Your Asphalt Pavement Looking New

Although many property owners may believe their customers don’t really notice a clean, well-maintained, and smooth pavement surface, they actually do!

The way your parking lot, sidewalks, and other pavement surfaces stand out contributes greatly to your business’s image and has the power to potentially make you attract or lose customers – depending on how you take care of it.

So, it’s safe to say that keeping your pavement in pristine condition all year round is highly advisable for all commercial property owners or managers.

Below are some asphalt maintenance tips we at Action Asphalt encourage all property owners or managers in Sacramento to follow for functional and beautiful pavement surfaces that last for years to come!

1. Regular Cleaning

Never underestimate the impact of giving your pavement a good wash, as it makes all the difference in the world!

Regularly cleaning your pavement (at least once a month) is vital for not only keeping your pavement appealing to the eyes but also prolonging your surface’s service life.

Make sure to clean away all surface debris from the nook and crannies of your pavement, especially stubborn oil and gas stains, which require a little extra effort. Other elements such as leaves and garbage must be removed more frequently as they accumulate more often.

Additionally, you want to keep a close eye on oil and fuel stains and have those spots immediately washed. The reason for this is because they are the most stubborn of all stains and tend to deteriorate your pavement fairly quickly!

2. Look Out for Potholes

Potholes are the bane of every property owner’s (and driver’s) existence – they create tripping hazards as well as ruin your driving experience!

Even though potholes are usually formed during colder seasons due to the continuous expansion and contraction of water under the pavement – known as the freeze-thaw cycle, they can still be formed due to California’s hot temperatures.

Ongoing foot and vehicular traffic in the bustling city of Sacramento can cause cracks and small to large potholes in asphalt. Luckily enough, they are multiple ways property owners can prevent potholes on their asphalt pavement.

Potholes can be prevented with the aid of crack filling and sealcoating, or if broken down significantly, can be repaired using hot mix asphalt. This is done after the damaged fragments of the asphalt pavement have been removed, poured with HMA (hot mix asphalt), and finally compacted to form an immaculately smooth and brand new surface.

3. Sealcoating

As mentioned in the point above, sealcoating is vital for protecting the asphalt surface from the regular wear and tear of heavy traffic and other harsh elements such as water, air, and harmful UV rays.

To keep your pavement in top-notch and seamless condition, sealcoating is the best surface preservation and preventative measure you – as a property owner or manager – can take.

Sealcoat is a thick mixture comprised of fine-grained asphalt, aggregates, water, and minerals applied over the pavement surface. This ‘seals’ the surface with its thick ‘coat’ and forms a barrier between the surface and external damaging elements, thereby preserving the appeal of the surface and prolonging the surface’s lifespan.

If you are a property owner or manager looking to maintain or further enhance your property’s curb appeal, why not contact Action Asphalt to take care of all your asphalt and concrete surface needs? We offer an extensive range of paving services for property owners across Sacramento. Click here to get a free estimate!