Fill Cracks and Potholes Before Winter Hits!

PotHoles Las VegasIf you want to attract more than one quizzical look, try discussing the need to make sure that cracks and potholes in asphalt pavement are repaired before winter arrives with property owners in Las Vegas. After all, the area has an average of 310 sunny days annually and a year-round average high of more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation averages less than 4.5 inches annually. These numbers are a far cry from areas of the country that routinely see weeks or even months during which the temperature never rises above freezing or that are blanketed in snow for extended periods.

Nevertheless, the area’s winter weather can exacerbate any existing damage that your asphalt pavement has suffered.

• On average, overnight temperatures drop below the freezing mark 16 times each winter. These are rarely consecutive, meaning that your pavement must endure several different cycles of freezing and thawing. In many ways, this can be as damaging as a winter during which temperatures never rise above freezing.
• Water infiltration is one of the leading causes of premature “death” for an asphalt surface. If water enters through breaks in the pavement, it can reach the foundation supporting the pavement and destabilize it. Almost half of the rain that falls in the Las Vegas area annually falls between December and February.
• The abundant sunshine that the area receives is also hard on asphalt pavement. UV rays can cause asphalt pavement to deteriorate prematurely. Sealants can help block these harmful rays, but sealcoating should never be applied until cracks and potholes have been repaired.

It is always more cost-effective to make minor repairs than it is to have new pavement installed. In addition to saving you money, keeping your pavement in good repair improves its appearance helps make it safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

Affordable Striping & Sealing offers a complete range of asphalt maintenance services to property owners in Las Vegas and the surrounding area. Whether you need crack filling, pothole repair, road markings, sealcoating, curb painting, traffic sign installation or parking lot striping, we can help. Our goal is to provide superior results at affordable prices. If you would like to receive a free estimate, you can submit our online form or call us at (702) 222-9009.