Oklahoma's crazy winter weather visited again last week and your parking lot was covered in ice that melted within a day or two.
Thawing ice can wreak havoc on asphalt, making highly trafficked areas unusable due to potholes and cracks and heavily damaging your property.
Freezing and subsequent thawing will cause hairline cracks to expand and areas that previously had only minor alligator cracking might now appear much more extensive. Areas before a freeze that were only a slight depression or minor damage might easily be full-fledged potholes once all the ice melts.
Not sealing cracks that form may allow harmful substances to infiltrate the pavement. Water, deicing chemicals, chlorides, fuels, dirt, debris and sunlight can all accelerate the failure of the pavement surface.
Expert advice, installation, and care is key in maintaining the integrity of asphalt year-round, but especially during the winter. When parking lot paving is done correctly, the risk for asphalt cracks and potholes goes way down. We also recommend paying for pothole repair, asphalt patching and crack filling before small damage to your parking lot has a chance to grow.
The ideal time to treat cracks is as soon as they appear in order to prevent as much damage as possible from occurring. Early Spring is a perfect time to assess damage and address it. Not repairing problems in pavement, especially cracking, can lead to premature deterioration, like potholes, which shortens pavement life.
Metro Building Services offers quality asphalt and concrete maintenance services. We have the expertise to help meet all of your needs.