Property owners, homeowners, and business owners should view asphalt paving as a sound investment. While asphalt is made to last, as an incredibly durable and reliable surface, it does have a lifespan. Proper maintenance is necessary. Depending on the daily traffic, signs of damage may appear on your asphalt surface a few years after installation.
The experts at Burnaby Blacktop understand that every pavement is unique. Every crack is different, and each one should be treated and repaired accordingly.
Now that we’ve covered the different types of asphalt in our previous blog, it is time to discuss the different options/techniques available when it comes to asphalt repairs and asphalt maintenance.
1. Pothole Repair
Potholes are arguably the most obvious sign that your asphalt paving needs repair. Potholes can, and will, wreak havoc on vehicles if not repaired properly. They can create even larger issues in your pavement if not addressed quickly. As one of the leading local asphalt paving companies, we have dealt with potholes all over the Greater Vancouver Area. We are well versed in how to best address each unique situation no matter how disastrous it may seem.
We formed a special Emergency Repair Team (ETR), specifically to address a situation like a pothole before it does extensive damage, not just to the rest of your surface, but also to your clients and guests. We offer a 48-hour response from the time you first contact us.
2. Crack Sealing
Crack sealing is affordable maintenance that can be performed on virtually all asphalt surfaces – be they residential paving, municipal paving, industrial paving, or commercial paving. By placing adhesive into the cracks, the professionals at Burnaby Blacktop can prevent moisture from bleeding into your asphalt, extending its life for up to five years. If performed early and regularly enough, crack sealing is one of the more affordable means of maintaining your surface, in some cases doubling its lifespan, and can be completed rather quickly.
Burnaby Blacktop are expert in identifying problem areas before they become life-threatening. By using the best sealing materials, we ensure your satisfaction. Don’t allow a small crack to end up causing major damage. Seal your asphalt early and often.
3. Seal Coating
Seal coating is a routine maintenance need for asphalt, especially in the Pacific Northwest where nature can take its toll. By applying a protective coat to your asphalt every few years, the experts at Burnaby Blacktop can help prolong its lifespan by shielding it from the water, oil, and UV rays that will damage the surface and wear it down.
4. Asphalt Milling and Asphalt Grinding
Asphalt milling, or asphalt grinding, is the process of removing the upper layer of your asphalt to improve drainage and help keep it level. While you don’t need to do it often, asphalt milling is a great way to strengthen your asphalt. This will help maintain its water resistance and increase its overall longevity. It can also be a potential solution when cracking occurs.
For many business owners and property managers, asphalt milling is the top choice when it comes to surface repair. This method is the most efficient and cost-effective way to maintain a safe and attractive asphalt surface. This method is perfect when the damage is widespread. Keeping the sub-base intact and adding a smooth top layer is a good way to not have to start from scratch.
5. Asphalt Patching
Depending on the scale of your pothole or asphalt repair, asphalt patching may be the best option. Patches treat local weaknesses. They can either extend to the pavement substrate or just partially penetrate your asphalt. It all depends on the extent of the damage. These quick repairs are a good way to prevent further damage while saving money on a more costly repair.
When seeking asphalt repair services for your residential paving, municipal paving, strata paving, or commercial paving needs trust one of the best asphalt paving companies available. With decades of experience in the industry, nobody measures up to Burnaby Blacktop, we offer a full spectrum of asphalt repair methods.
The Extent of Your Damage Determines the Asphalt Repair Techniques Needed
There are several asphalt repair options available to you, however, most of the time you are not able to make the choice yourself because the extent of the damage is a determining factor in which method of repair you must use. The damage your asphalt has sustained over the years determines what techniques need to be used to keep your surface looking good and working safely, and so the overall cost of repair will be determined by which technique is required. You may need anything from patching, which can be caused by the expanding and contracting of water to ice and back to the water, to complete resurfacing due to long-term use, inadequate drainage, heavy vehicle compaction, or lack of maintenance.
The professionals at Burnaby Blacktop are always eager to look at your cracks and potholes to advise which method may suit your needs and budget. Burnaby Blacktop can undertake projects of any size from a straightforward asphalt driveway to a shopping centre parking lot. Many times, high wear and tear are the norm.
Our paving experts are here to help at a moment’s notice. Contact us today to request a free estimate or schedule a visit to see how we can help!