How Rain Can Affect Asphalt Parking Lots

Preventive asphalt maintenance is essential for keeping your asphalt paving looking good. If you’ve done everything to preserve your pavement, a little April rain shouldn’t cause any issues. However, if you haven’t completed basic upkeep, tiny cracks, holes, and potholes may lead to significant Spring damage.

Water Weakens The Bond in Asphalt

If your pavement has fractures, it is more susceptible to the elements, particularly water. Water may slowly erode your unprotected asphalt over time, reaching and weakening the supportive and structural layers of your pavement.

When the bond between the aggregate and binder fades, it weakens the pavement, making it more susceptible to damage in the future. If water penetrates beneath the sub-base, it might threaten its structural soundness.

Sealcoating, Surface Drainage & Pavement Maintenance

Sealcoating

Sealcoating is a technique that may be used to prevent water penetration on asphalt. To protect it from UV radiation, rain, snow, and other liquids coming from cars, sealcoating applies a thin layer of liquid over the pavement. Sealcoating is an excellent method to avoid cracks in the first place while also preserving the life of your pavement.

Drainage

The installation of asphalt involves a lot of hard work. Water drainage is an important aspect of the process, especially when working on parking lots and driveways. When developing parking lots and drives, contractors must consider how to make the most out of grassy areas and inlets where water may be guided using slopes and asphalt curbing.

Pavement Maintenance

If there are no flaws in your pavement, water and rain can’t exploit them. Small fractures are simpler and less expensive to address than big ones, so it’s important to deal with them promptly.

We specialize in residential and commercial paving projects across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At Productive Asphalt, we offer custom design layouts as well as finish details, and only use the highest quality products for your paving project. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and receive your free quote!