Enemies of Asphalt Pavement

Enemies of Asphalt Pavement

by | Jun 21, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Asphalt paving is one of the most reliable, durable, affordable and durable paving types around, but it does come without its own set of challenges.

When it comes to asphalt repair and maintenance, it is always a good idea to get asphalt paving services from us at C. Aurora Paving. Not only is it affordable, but it looks great and has various applications. While it is strong and can survive through many obstacles, it still should be maintained and protected. Below we have discussed the enemies of asphalt paving.

Standing Water

Standing water is arguably one of the enemies of asphalt pavement. Water alone does not damage asphalt pavement. Although, when it rests on top of the material, it can cause damage. If there are cracks in the asphalt, water can seep through them and cause the asphalt to weaken over time, making cracks worse. That encourages the development of potholes.

Extreme Cold

Since asphalt is a dynamic material, it is more susceptible to cold weather, which causes it to harden and become stronger. While it adjusts to the extreme cold weather well, it also becomes more brittle in the process. Homeowners can protect their asphalt paving service but be careful when driving, especially around the edges. These are more vulnerable to chips and breaking.

Extreme Heat

Asphalt is much more pliable than concrete, which has its advantages but makes it more vulnerable to damage under hot weather conditions. Extreme heat will cause the asphalt to soften, which may cause deformation under heavy loads. Under hot weather conditions, it is best to keep vehicles parked in one particular area for an extended period. Also, avoid having heavy tools or objects that can leave dents and scratches.

Chemical Stains

While asphalt is an oil-based material, additional oil, such as diesel, is not food for your asphalt pavement. If your car is leaking, you should try to put something under to catch it or park elsewhere to avoid damage to your pavement. If you already have an oil stain, you should put cat litter on top of it to absorb all the excess oil and go in with detergent and a brush to remove the rest of the stain.

While there are some challenges to asphalt paving services, they are all easy to address, and it remains one of the best paving surfaces around. Whether you require an asphalt repair or are pursuing a new project, contact us today on 0447 313 222.