Most asphalt pavements are built with a design life of between 25 and
30 years. This means that without routine maintenance, the entire lot
should need to be removed and replaced at the end of its design life.
a pavement is designed to handle light automobile traffic and is
subsequently used for tractor trailers, it will fail prematurely. If
however (as in most cases) a pavement is used as it was originally
intended, routine maintenance can significantly increase the life of the
pavement, even exceeding its original design life.
In addition to
asphalt patching and crack sealing, sealcoating should be included as a
routine maintenance item every 3 to 5 years. Sealcoating gives the
structurally sound pavement an extra layer of protection against
petroleum spills, the sun's harmful rays, water penetration, and
penetration of de-icing and other chemicals. Keeping the harmful agents
out and the materials that make up asphalt pavement in (sand, stone,
liquid asphalt) stops the surface of the pavement from deteriorating
prematurely. Sealcoating also gives the pavement a face lift and a jet-
black appearance every time it is performed.
For additional information about the Pavement Network´s complete services, or to receive an estimate, please contact us.