Prepare your paved surfaces for the winter onslaught of snow, ice, road salt, and chilly temperatures. Paving replacements and asphalt repairs can be avoided with maintenance of your asphalt driveways. Stay safe and prepared for the coming winter by performing fall asphalt driveway maintenance now.
Asphalt Driveway Maintenance Tips
Follow these tips to prepare your paved surfaces before the winter weather comes.
- Periodic pressure washing of your pavement’s surface will ensure all dirt, debris, chemicals, and petroleum products are removed. The chemicals and debris can easily get into cracks in your driveway if water and snow are present. You can also pressure wash your driveway, parking lot, walkway, or roadway to add to their curb appeal.
- Crack sealing is best performed when the temperatures are moderate during the fall season. During the cold winter months, pavement contracts and cracks grow, while in the hot summer months, the pavement expands and closes those cracks. Thus, crack repairs are best performed during a favorable weather window. In the winter when pavement can freeze and then thaw, cracks and deterioration can lead to further damage.
- You must sealcoat your asphalt driveway prior to those long winter snowstorms. Creating a barrier between moisture and debris prolongs the life of your asphalt pavements. The sealant will get rid of the need to re-do your asphalt and ensure that it keeps its color and appearance. Potholes or sublayers can become very costly to fix if non-sealed asphalt is not repaired.
Sealcoating, line striping, and stenciling are ideal services Ideal Sealcoating offers to keep your driveway protected from damaging winter weather.
For asphalt maintenance such as sealcoating, crack and pothole repair, the driest conditions are optimal. Exposed asphalt is less durable.
No matter what you need, whether it’s patching, new driveway construction, seal coating, or snow removal, we’ll take care of you!
A sealant will not cure properly if the temperature is below 50°F. That’s why sealing during the fall may be difficult.
Each year, however, is unique. Occasionally if the temperatures are high enough, it is possible to sealcoat into September and early October. Sometimes, it’s just too cold to seal coat and you end up waiting until spring.
During the autumn months, sealcoating is also an important task.
It’s important to repair potholes and cracks first
Make sure your asphalt driveway is in good shape. We will need to fill cracks and potholes before applying sealcoating. Asphalt sealcoating cannot repair damage. This is merely a protective shield against precipitation, ultraviolet light, and automobile fluids.
You may not be able to complete your project before winter if you fill in cracks and potholes. Consequently, some clients choose to put off asphalt repairs. Another option is to fill cracks and potholes in the fall, followed by sealcoating in the spring.
Depending on the current weather conditions, your asphalt maintenance plan may vary. Asphalt contractors will only accept a job if the weather is favorable. You can rely on us for consistent, high-quality results.
You’ll Need to Sealcoat Before the Leaves Fall
To cure and set the sealant, it needs time. But if it is covered with falling leaves, it cannot do that. Sealcoating may be possible in early fall, but in spring you will need to wait until the leaves have fallen. If leaves fall on the sealant, it will be damaged and will prove ineffective.
Contractors Are Often Booked Solid
There is no time to waste! Contact us as soon as possible if you want to schedule asphalt repairs before winter. In the last few weeks of the paving season, contractors tend to be heavily booked. If you call as soon as possible, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to schedule repairs prior to the snowfall.
Sealcoating Will Protect Your Driveway This Winter
Repairing and sealing your driveway before winter is a good idea. When asphalt contracts in cold temperatures, potholes and cracks can widen. A water leak can cause irreparable damage to a foundation when this happens.
In addition, snow plowing, ice, and snow can damage the asphalt driveway in the long run. Asphalt surfaces tend to last longer when maintained properly.
Contact Ideal Sealcoating Now for Asphalt Driveway Maintenance This Fall
Don’t let the fall weather ruin your asphalt. To ensure the best driveway maintenance service for your residence or business, our team of professionals will come up with realistic plans and capabilities. We can sealcoat your asphalt driveways today and discuss how to protect them before winter arrives.