Tips for Protecting Your Asphalt in the Summer

Here at Stanley Paving, we’ve spent six decades protecting, maintaining, and repairing commercial and residential driveways and parking lots. From blacktop repair in Camden County, NJ, through to commercial resurfacing in Northeast Philadelphia, we’re dedicated to the paving industry and have a reputation for offering amazing services at competitive rates.

Our team has pooled together some tips on how to protect your asphalt over the summer. We’ve listed them below for customers old and new to use as a reference point.

Repair Cracks and Holes

Summer is an ideal time to repair cracks, holes, and any other damage that has troubled your asphalt driveway. Summer is a season in which people use a lot of water to sprinkle their lawns and keep their flowers hydrated and fed. If repairs are not conducted on asphalt damage, water can destroy the layers beneath the asphalt; sun exposure can make this damage worse.

Get Rid of Debris

Driveways always accumulate bits of debris over time, no matter where you live. Dirt, leaves, sand, branches, pebbles and other items get blown onto driveways throughout the year. Brush over your driveway regularly in the summer to prevent excessive stress on your driveway.

Seal the Driveway

By seal coating your asphalt driveway, you can both protect and preserve it. Keeping driveways sealed protects asphalt against heat oxidation and water damage. It also protects against the elements that can damage the surface of your driveway. The best time to apply seal coating to your blacktop is during the springtime once every year or two.

Think About Traffic

Before you add a layer of seal coating this summer, think how much traffic it endures. If there is a lot of vehicles using your driveway, you will need to maintain the space a lot more than driveways that are barely used. That said, every summer you should seriously evaluate your driveway to keep it in shape and save the job of replacing the driveway.

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