Warmer months can be the toughest on a pavement’s resilience. Temperatures reach extreme highs, putting added pressure onto an already aging surface. This is when it’s time to pay extra attention to your pavement maintenance needs. At C. Aurora Paving Ltd, we believe that with a few simple steps you can ensure your pavement stands the test of summer and is set up for many more years to come.
Use this checklist to help you:
The first step to maintaining your pavement is regular cleaning. Dirt, dust, and debris will accumulate over time, so it’s important to keep on top of this as much as possible. Your vehicles can also leave grime and oil behind, which can affect its look and integrity. This will help to prevent any build-up of filth that could damage the surface. A power washer can be used to get rid of stubborn dirt, as well as a mild detergent for general cleaning.
The second step in pavement maintenance is sealing the surfaces, protecting them from UV rays and further deterioration caused by heat and rain. It’s essential to use a sealant that’s specifically designed for the type of pavement you are working with. We recommend using an acrylic-based sealant, as this will provide the best protection against weather damage.
Inspecting your pavement regularly is also crucial to keeping it in top condition. Look out for any cracks or chips in the surface, and have them fixed as soon as possible. Also, watch for weeds growing between paving stones, as these can cause damage if left unchecked!
If you do spot any damage to your pavement, then it’s best to have it repaired promptly. Cracks should be filled with a repair material specially designed for your type of pavement, and chips should be replaced as soon as possible with matching paving stones.
Finally, regular pavement maintenance is the best way to ensure it stands up to summer’s extreme temperatures. This could include trimming back any overhanging trees or shrubs that could damage the surface, or even power washing the pavement every few months.
Following these steps will help to ensure that your pavement stands the test of summer and continues looking great throughout the year.
If you’d like any more advice on pavement maintenance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with C. Aurora Paving Ltd – we are always happy to help!