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Asphalt is arguably the best paving material in terms of appearance, durability, environmental safeness, and price. Even though asphalt is renowned for its unmatched quality, you won't be able to reap its benefits unless you take care of it.
Deteriorating asphalt has an unfavorable appearance and is a safety hazard to drivers and pedestrians. The longer you leave it alone, the worse the deterioration will become and the more it’ll cost to fix.
To keep your asphalt from deteriorating, it's important to create a preventative maintenance plan and firmly adhere to it. Here are some of the benefits of asphalt maintenance.
Asphalt wears down with time and use. The color becomes washed out and the surface becomes cracked. The most effective way to maintain the appearance of your asphalt pavement is to sealcoat it every two to three years (more often if your pavement experiences a lot of wear and tear).
A fresh coat of sealer will protect your pavement from the weather, the sun, oil spills, and prevent cracks from forming. Sealer also gives the pavement a beautiful and glossy sheen.
Damaged asphalt pavement is a serious safety hazard to drivers and pedestrians. This puts drivers at a higher risk of accidents. Cracks and potholes can damage tires, the underside of vehicles, and cause pedestrians to trip and tumble.
The next benefit of asphalt maintenance is that it keeps people safe. Sealcoat your asphalt pavement regularly to prevent cracks and potholes. If fractures emerge anyway, patch them at your earliest convenience with the appropriate crack sealing equipment.
A huge reason preventative maintenance is so important is because it helps you detect problems with your pavement early on. The earlier you notice problems with your asphalt—cracks, potholes, depression, rutting, shoving, etc.—the easier and cheaper they’ll be to remedy. Even though it takes time and money to maintain your asphalt, remember that maintenance costs far less than most repair bills!
NAC Supply is your home for asphalt maintenance supplies. We carry everything you need to keep your asphalt in excellent condition, from crack filling equipment to sealcoating supplies to paint striping machines. Come and shop with us today!
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