While most property owners understand why asphalt repairs may be necessary, they may not realize how important it is to repair asphalt in a timely manner. Unlimited Contracting, Long Branch NJ’s trusted asphalt paving company, has advanced asphalt repair services, but even they understand that it’s best to get them done early. Here’s why.
Why repair your asphalt in a timely manner?
Oxidation & Sun Damage
Over time, asphalt that’s exposed to the air starts to deteriorate. UV rays and oxygen penetrate the top layer of asphalt and break down the chemicals that hold the pavement together. These asphalt binders wear away, exposing aggregate and weakening the pavement.
Perform asphalt sealing at least once every two years to protect pavement from the elements.
Another enemy of pavement stability is water. When water soaks into your pavement, it can also disrupt the bond between asphalt binders and aggregates, as well as cause cracking when it freezes.
Keep your asphalt surface in good repair to prevent water from penetrating the surface, performing crack sealing services as soon as cracks appear.
Asphalt damage is compounding. When damage like a pothole goes down through the asphalt layers to affect the base layer, it weakens the entire structure, which can lead to buckling, shifting, and even more deterioration. Once the base layer is weakened, you have to get expensive repaving.
Repair potholes before they get down into the base layer to maintain pavement structure.
Unlimited Contracting: Long Branch NJ’s Asphalt Repair Experts
With years of experience with asphalt paving, repair, and maintenance, we’re the asphalt contractors to call in the Raritan Valley when you notice pavement damage. If you’re not sure whether our services can help your pavement, call us for a free inspection!