Asphalt surfaces don't stay perfect for long in the Midwest and other troublesome wintry regions.
Where there are freezing drops in temperature, fluctuating conditions, and frequent bouts of sleet or snow, damage is bound to creep up from ever-intruding water and ice.
While we've been dealing with these conditions for the last several weeks, your surfaces have been fighting against inevitable splitting from the freeze-thaw cycle.
If you've noticed:
fading color or oil spots
standing water or potholes
wrinkling or ruts,
then odds are your asphalt is already engaged in a war beneath the surface.
The more we experience familiar weather fluctuations, the faster your surface can crack, expand, and let in more moisture.
With proactive repairs and maintenance practices, you can help impede asphalt degradation.
Have you noticed signs of deterioration? Have you recently had your driveway or parking lot redone? Can you remember your last asphalt inspection?
Seal your surfaces every few years to protect against penetrating water, harsh temperatures, and severe damage from previous restorations
Regularly repair holes, cracks, and anywhere plants have slipped through
Remove debris often to allow smooth snow removal, prevent hurried wear and tear, and keep an eye out for arising damage
Take care of standing water and accumulating snow to avoid destructive, hazardous ice
At Southwest Companies, Inc., we have the knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of winter seasons in Northeast Ohio.