The Dos and Donts of Asphalt Paving

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Asphalt paving is one of the most common methods used for installing driveways, parking lots, and roads. It’s a durable material that can last for years if properly maintained. There are certain things that will diminish the longevity of the asphalt pavement, though. This video explains how to maintain your pavement after it is installed by asphalt paving services.

The first don’t is to avoid spilling oil or gasoline on the asphalt. If you do, make sure to clean it off as soon as possible. Oil and gas will break down the compounds holding the asphalt together and the sealer that protects the asphalt. This will lead to increased vulnerability to water damage.

If you have a trailer that you use frequently, use a layer of cardboard of wood to cover the pavement before you put it down. The force exerted on the asphalt in such a focused way can lead to cracks and other damage. The same goes for bike kickstands on any motorcycles you have.

Make sure you drive carefully on the asphalt, too. Braking or accelerating will wear it out prematurely. Try to avoid turning your wheels when the car is not in motion. The friction will wear out both your tires and the pavement.

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