Proper preventive maintenance is needed to protect your driveway during spring. If you take the appropriate steps, the rainfall will do little to your pavement. However, if the reverse is the case, rain can cause cracks, potholes, and depressions on your pavement in springtime. When cracks appear on your pavement, it is vulnerable to the effects of other environmental factors.

Improved Drainage

When moving into a new house, it is essential to ensure the drainage system is top-notch. Using porous materials to construct your pavements is necessary because it has been found that water quickly moves through the layers, which imitates how water moves when it is on the soil. Porous pavements are very effective in draining excess water after a storm. These pavements also allow snow to melt off slowly and rainwater to sip slowly back into the stone bed, filtered back into the soil.

Fix patches of broken-off pavement

There are different ways by which you can fix up your pavement if you notice cracks. If you patch up the faulty parts the right way, it prevents further pavement breakdown. Common substances used in patching up pavements include Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), unique blends, and asphalt emulsion mix. You should get the help of an expert, as the suitable material to use will be determined after the damage has been assessed.

Sealcoating

This is an excellent way to prevent rainwater from seeping through your pavement. The process involves the use of a thin layer of liquid which is used to line the pavement. This fluid layer protects it from the sun, rainfall, and other harmful liquid. The ultimate aim of this fluid will be to extend the lifespan of your pavement. If you want to keep your pavement in top condition, then it is advised to seal the coat at least once every five years. In some rare cases, seal coating is ineffective because the pavement is too far damaged. Other methods, such as paving and milling, can be used in instances like this.

Maintenance

As stated earlier preventive maintenance is essential in protecting your pavement from the spring rains. Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your pavement by many years. Naturally, small cracks cost less to repair when compared to large cracks. However, these tiny cracks should be addressed immediately, as a delay will result in them developing into large cracks. Always ensure you periodically look through your pavement for potholes and surface spillages.

Pavement maintenance should not be taken lightly. To maintain a perfect pavement free from cracks and holes, you must go the extra mile. We at Lamacchia Landscape Construction are committed to going the extra mile for all our clients. Contact us today for preventive maintenance on your pavement before springtime rolls in.

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