When it comes to prolonging the life of your pavement, there are three key factors: Crack Seal, Sealcoat, and Overlay.
You may notice cracks in your asphalt. This is common, and most can be solved through Crack Sealing. The sealant, that is put into the cracks, will act as a barrier that keeps any water from compromising the base layer of your lot or creating secondary cracks.
You should invest in Sealcoating your pavement every 3 years. Applying a sealer protects the asphalt from UV rays, which accelerate the aging process of your lot. Sealcoating rejuvenates your asphalt lot by reintroducing oil into the pavement. A sealant also adds to the curb appeal of your lot.
As time goes by raveling will occur; this is when materials from the asphalt begin to wash away. If you have noticed raveling has started, you may benefit from an Overlay. An Overlay gives the benefits of freshly laid pavement without completely removing and replacing.
Wondering which method your asphalt lot could benefit from best? Contact ACI today by calling 763-424-9191! One of our professionals will meet with you one-on-one to give you advice.