Asphalt Maintenance

Whether it’s a road, a parking lot, trail, or driveway, asphalt is a cost effective and sturdy paving material that is easy to maintain and fix when the time comes. Rain, snow, sun, and heavy traffic are just a few examples of environmental stressors that can cause damage to asphalt, but there are ways to protect and prevent these things from causing major costly damage:

  1. Depressions. These are caused by repetitive stress like tires (this is often found in parking spots) or poor support when the asphalt was first poured. The best way to remedy this to prevent further damage in the future would be to remove the effective patch and start from the bottom. Refilling subgrade and pouring fresh asphalt will make the spot good as new and save you from costly repairs in the future!
  2. Potholes. Potholes are large bowl-like holes in the asphalt that go down to the base level. Beyond being an eyesore, potholes can be extremely dangerous and can cause major damage to vehicles as well as add a trip hazard to pedestrians which can result in costly lawsuits. The best way to prevent potholes is to watch for alligator cracking (lines caused by structural failure often found in heavy traffic areas) and sealcoating when these lines may appear. If it’s too late, the only way to fix a pothole is to remove any debris and moisture from the hole, refill with asphalt and flatten with a drum roller. 
  3. Edge cracks. Edge cracks are mostly found on more rural roads and driveways. These are caused by a lack of support and heavy traffic. The best way to prevent this is to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for drainage to keep excess moisture from breaking down the asphalt. Another preventative measure would be to apply a layer of sealcoating immediately after the asphalt cures to protect against weather. 

Preventing your asphalt from costly damage is simple with timely maintenance. Contact Armored Asphalt today at (262) 515-4150 to set up a no cost quote for routine maintenance or to fix any of these issues you may have!

commercial sealcoating

Hiring a professional company of any kind is a huge investment, but how do you know where to invest your money? Here are our top five must haves when hiring a professional sealcoating company to get a project done:

  1. Read reviews online. Reading reviews posted on Google, Yelp, or other media platforms is a fantastic way to see what others in your area have to say about a business. While online reviews are a helpful tool, keep in mind that people are more likely to post a negative review than a positive. This is a good time to remind you to always leave a positive review when you love an experience with any company from a restaurant to an asphalt company. Leaving positive reviews is the best way to support local small businesses!
  2. Ask your neighbors. Asking others is the best way to find a trustworthy company. If you’re looking to get your parking lot repaved, and you know another business who just got theirs done, ask for their experience! 
  3. Check for licenses and insurance. Your business is an investment all in itself and checking for proper licenses and insurance is the best way to keep that investment safe. While no one ever wishes something would go wrong, accidents happen which is why we have insurance. 
  4. Get a few quotes to compare pricing. There is nothing wrong with talking to different companies. If you don’t shop around you’ll never know if you’re getting the best deal, but remember the cheapest price isn’t always the best deal!
  5. Last, ask for other project samples. Nowadays most companies will have a gallery on their website, but never be afraid to ask for more. Finding a company with experience in similar projects to yours is a great way to ensure a positive outcome, but don’t back down to working with a company to try something new as well! Professionals love a challenge! Just make sure to work together every step of the way to make sure you’re always on the same page!

Now that you know the steps to hiring an amazing asphalt team, look no further and contact Armored Asphalt today to set up a hassle free, no obligation quote! Our number is (262) 515-4150! We look forward to hearing from you!