30 January 2020

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What Is the Best Gift You Can Get for Your Asphalt Pavement?

What Is the Best Gift You Can Get for Your Asphalt Pavement?

When you buy a new car, you know that proper maintenance ensures its reliability and extends its life. The same holds true for asphalt pavement. If you neglect it, you can be sure that the elements and traffic will drastically reduce its usefulness and leave you with premature and costly major repairs.

Over time, a severe lack of pavement maintenance will likely result in the need for a total replacement long before your pavement has reached its full life expectancy. Therefore, the best gift you can give your asphalt pavement is a professional preventive maintenance program from a reputable asphalt contractor.

What Is the Best Gift You Can Get for Your Asphalt Pavement?


When Should I Start Considering Preventive Maintenance?

Proper construction of an asphalt pavement is important to ensure its integrity and long life. Preventive maintenance should begin as soon as a new asphalt pavement has properly cured. Contact a reputable contractor to learn more about the following asphalt paving services to help you get the most from your investment in pavement.


• Sealcoating is usually the first step in preventive maintenance for new asphalt. Asphalt contractors recommend that the initial application should occur no later than 12 months after the pavement was constructed. The sealcoating material protects the asphalt from the sun’s damaging UV rays to prevent fading and to help the pavement retain its moisture. To maintain the beauty and integrity of the asphalt pavement, sealcoating should be reapplied periodically. Your contractor can recommend the appropriate interval for your specific pavement.


Asphalt crack repair should be performed whenever surface cracks appear. Asphalt crack sealing or filling will help ensure the integrity of the pavement and prevent future damage caused by moisture entering the interior of the pavement and compromising the foundation. Reputable parking lot striping contractors will make sure that there are no open cracks before they start sealcoating and striping your pavement.


• The surface should remain clean and free of debris. Oil and other petroleum-based products should be removed quickly and thoroughly. Since vehicle fluid leaks are common, frequently checking your pavement for them should be part of your preventive maintenance plan. Petroleum-based materials that leak onto your pavement will react with the asphalt binder, causing it to break down and deteriorate prematurely. Debris, including trash, vegetation, sand, and gravel should be removed immediately. Trash and live or dead vegetation will trap moisture next to your pavement, increasing the risk of water penetration. Gravel and other hard objects can damage the surface as well as the protective sealcoating material. Debris is unsightly, but it also obscures your view of the condition of your pavement.


• Although rain is relatively rare in the Las Vegas area, during some years, the North American Monsoon can bring torrential downpours and flash floods. Watch for any pools of water remaining on your pavement the day after the rain has stopped. If water remains on the pavement for a prolonged period, it could signify base failure or a drainage issue. Keep all drains clear of debris at all times. Report any issues immediately to your asphalt contractor.


Affordable Striping & Sealing is one of the leading asphalt pavement maintenance companies in Southern Nevada. Our services include asphalt crack repair, asphalt sealcoating, parking lot striping, traffic sign installation, curb painting, road markings, parking lot design and layout, and bumper block installation. We can provide you with a preventive asphalt maintenance schedule that is tailored to your specific property and requirements. We promise that you will be completely satisfied with the quality of the products we use, the skill of our team members, and our professional customer service. Contact us for a free quote by filling out our online form or calling 702-222-9009.

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