Spring is here! It means cleaning up our properties after a long winter for many of us. But before you start power washing your deck, there are some asphalt maintenance tasks you should tackle first. Check out this roadmap by Surface Solutions to get your property in good shape for the spring and summer months!
Inspect the Pavement
Once the snow melts, take a good look at your asphalt. Look for cracks, potholes, or other damage over the winter months. You need to repair them as soon as possible to prevent cracks from widening and snow from melting in the cracks.
Clean it Up
After inspecting your asphalt, sweep away any dirt, leaves, or debris accumulated on the pavement. You can also power wash the asphalt to remove any built-up grime. Use a cleaner specifically designed for asphalt, as using a pressure washer with too much power can damage the surface.
Sealcoat if Needed
If you notice any cracks or other damage while inspecting your asphalt, you may need to sealcoat it. Sealcoating helps protect your asphalt from the elements and can extend its lifespan. While you can also use DIY sealcoating options, it’s better to leave this job to the professionals.
Clear the Edging
The edging around your asphalt may have shifted over the winter. Use a shovel or other tool to clear any dirt, debris, or plants growing into the asphalt. Check for cracks in the edging itself and repair them as needed.
Even tiny cracks can cause significant damage to your asphalt if left unaddressed. Fill any cracks you see with an appropriate sealant. Again, this is something best done by professionals.
Check Your Drainage
If water isn’t draining properly from your asphalt, it can cause big problems. Check gutters and downspouts to ensure they’re clean and functioning correctly. A blocked drainage system encourages water accumulation causing water to penetrate the surface and wreak havoc on the foundation.
Maintain a Regular Cleaning Schedule
It’s essential to keep your asphalt clean year-round, but it’s crucial in the spring. All the pollen and other debris sitting on your pavement all winter can cause staining and other damage. Pressure washing your asphalt is a great way to remove this build-up and keep your pavement looking its best.
This spring, following these asphalt maintenance tips will help you keep your pavement looking great and lasting for years to come. If you have questions or need help, contact a professional.
Spring is a time for renewal; it includes taking care of your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Surface Solutions offers residents of Ocean City professional asphalt maintenance and repair services this spring. We use superior asphalt paving and maintenance technology to deliver quality results. Schedule a free estimate with our team today and give your asphalt pavement the boost it desperately needs.