Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Tips for Spring

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Tips for Spring, asphalt sealcoating las vegasIt has been said that meteorologists only need three words to describe the weather in Las Vegas: warm, dry, and sunny. However, there is a fourth word that needs to be included: hot. Typically, daytime temperatures from June through September will exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but the other eight months of the years will see temperatures that are milder and more consistent. Although it is true that some winters can be usually cold or even bring a snowstorm or two, the transition between winter and spring is not as dramatic as it is in many other parts of the country. Nevertheless, spring is still the best time to contact your asphalt company to schedule your pavement maintenance.

What Are the Asphalt Maintenance Procedures to Schedule This Spring?

Asphalt pavements do not need identical services every year. The pavement’s age, its traffic, and the attention it has received in the past can all be factors in determining the services needed. For example, one hotel may need a few cracks repaired and a parking lot restripe, but the hotel across the street may need asphalt sealcoating reapplied on its high-traffic areas and new parking lot striping. Keep this in mind as you review the following list of the services customers usually request from an asphalt company in the spring.

1. Crack repairs are an important part of helping your pavement last as long as possible. Even in the Vegas area, the temperature normally dips below freezing several nights each winter. Repeated cycles of freezing and thawing can worsen existing cracks or cause new ones to form. Ideally, asphalt pavements should be inspected every six months and all cracks repaired, but if you can only manage to do it annually, spring is the best season to choose.
2. Asphalt sealcoating is especially critical for pavements subjected to the hot, dry summers that are prevalent in Las Vegas. Sealcoating blocks the UV rays that leave asphalt pavement dry, brittle, and more easily damaged. UV rays also turn asphalt pavement a dingy shade of brown or gray, but sealcoating can restore the pavement’s original dark color. Most pavements in Vegas need to have sealcoating applied every 18 to 30 months, but your sealcoating contractor can advise you on the right schedule for your particular pavement.
3. Asphalt striping and pavement markings can make your parking lot more orderly, safer, and more attractive. High-quality markings can also help ensure that you comply with all regulations regarding accessibility and reduce your potential liabilities. Plan on having a parking lot restripe performed after you have your pavement sealcoated, as soon as the paint loses more than 25% of its original visibility, or about every 18 to 24 months.

Affordable Striping & Sealing has been line marking Las Vegas pavements since 2006. We specialize in maintenance for asphalt parking lots and offer crack repairs, sealcoating, parking lot striping and pavement markings, traffic sign and bumper block installation, road markings, and parking lot layout and design. We are known for providing superior work and exceptional customer service at affordable prices. Call us at 702-222-9009 to request a free quote or complete our online form.