What is the average lifespan of asphalt pavement?

The lifespan of asphalt pavement can vary greatly based on such factors as quality of materials and original construction, usage patterns, climate, drainage and upkeep. Well-designed and constructed pavement will last far longer than poorly constructed pavement that lacks a sound structure. Yet, even well-designed and competently constructed pavement is impacted by the other factors mentioned above. Too much traffic, excessively humid or excessively dry conditions, topography that provides insufficient drainage, and lack of regular maintenance can all affect the longevity of asphalt pavement.

Depending on the above, your asphalt pavement could last anywhere from 15 to 20 — or even as many as 30 — years with proper ongoing maintenance. As time wears on, such issues as stiffening, cracking and base weakening will typically begin to occur, all of which can lead to fatigue and eventual failure. That’s why regular sealing and crack-filling are important. Sealing can help prevent the oxidation that gradually stiffens asphalt, making it more susceptible to failure. And crack filling prevents water from seeping down inside the pavement and damaging its base.

In short, regular maintenance and upkeep of your asphalt pavement is the most important factor in maximizing the pavement lifecycle. At Affordable Striping & Sealing, we provide the high-quality asphalt maintenance and marking services our customers in the Las Vegas Area need. From sealcoating and crack filling to striping, curb marking, parking lot design and more, our passion for quality workmanship shows. And it’s that commitment to excellence, along with our uncompromising dedication to customer satisfaction, that has placed us at the forefront of the local asphalt maintenance industry.

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