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Tips on Maintaining Your Asphalt Pavement and Parking Lot Fundamentally,asphalt pavements are made by using a material called a binder to hold together tightly stones and gravel into a lasting durable state. Certain crude oils are taken through a process of distillation to produce the binder. The pavement degradation process starts when the binder is exposed to the effects of chemicals,ultra violet rays of the sun or rain over time. Uncontrolled asphalt degradation results in pavement surfaces that appear unpleasant or in some cases they may look like they need a serious face lift. In order to minimize the effects of the elements mentioned above and prolong the useful life of your driveway,it is important that a deliberate program that involves an early sealing of cracks and sealcoating on the asphalt pavement be planned and executed. Sealcoating serves the purpose of ensuring that rain,oil based chemicals and ultraviolet rays do not reach the binder. It is certainly more cost effective to control potential degradation when the cracks are small rather than having to spend thousands of valuable dollars at latter times when entire payments have to be redone. When it comes to crack sealing,do not be fooled by how uncomplicated it might appear;it definitely entails far much more. The right kind of crack filler material should be procured first. How the surface to be treated is prepared before crack sealing is done determines the kind of end results obtained.
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Clean sweeping of the area and blowing the cracks with a high pressure compressor ensures that all particles,dirt,moisture and debris that weaken the ability of the filler material to bind the gravel as compactly as desired are eliminated.
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The area to be worked on should be clean and dry and that is why compressors should be constantly examined to ensure they do not contain oil or moisture droplets which could end up in the cracks. Filling should be done immediately after the cleaning and drying of the cracks. Bear the following in mind when planning to do sealcoating. Avoid sealcoating during the rainy season. Avoid applying the sealcoat when the atmospheric temperatures fall below 50 degrees. At least 2 coats should be applied if one wants to get satisfying results. No vehicles should be driven over the sealcoated surface for the next 24 hours so as to allow the seal to cure. As a general rule, sealcoating is applied every 2-3 years to prolong the life of the pavement. Re-striping should be done after every 2 years. Be sure your lot is in compliance with ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act)before you start striping your lot. The proper application of these processes at the most appropriate time will help you keep your asphalt pavement looking great and well taken care of for long.