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Asphalt Maintenance Tips for Winter

This entry was posted on Friday, January 7th, 2022.

Asphalt Maintenance Tips for Winter

Once every few years, Maryland endures winter conditions harsher than usual. Whether it is frigid temperatures or snowy days, the winter weather can take a toll on asphalt parking lots and roads. In the winter, it is always best to be prepared and knowledgeable on how to keep the roads and parking lots in their best shape. These asphalt maintenance tips for winter will help you get through the toughest of Maryland winters! For help with your asphalt maintenance, call Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation!

Prepare before Winter

The wisest way to take care of your asphalt parking lot or roads in winter is to prepare your asphalt well before winter. During the summer and fall, one can take advantage of the warm and temperate weather to make any repairs or perform any maintenance. Sealing asphalt cracks, asphalt patching, and sealcoating the pavement are all great ways to make the asphalt last.

Use the Best Deicer

Contrary to popular belief, asphalt is relatively durable against various chemicals, including rock salt, as opposed to concrete, which is more likely to deteriorate from the same. However, one should take care which deicers to use on asphalt, taking into account the pavement’s condition, the weather, and the chemical’s environmental impact. 

Rock salt can exacerbate asphalt cracking as moisture within them undergo the freeze-thaw cycle. If the snow is light and the sun shines the next day, one can expect the snow to melt quickly. Deicers can leach into the soil around the pavement, so it is best to ensure it is not toxic. Common deicers considered safe for asphalt include magnesium chloride and calcium chloride.

Remove Snow Promptly

Managers of roads and parking lots should also be prepared to snowplow away excessive snow as soon as possible. Removing the snow at once will help to ensure the longevity of the asphalt, especially if the asphalt has potholes and cracks. It also ensures the safety of vehicles and pedestrians.

Inspect for Asphalt Damage

Asphalt damage can occur any time of year, and amid snowfall, these damages could put vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists at even greater risk. Know the signs of asphalt damage and call Teniseal/Parking Striping Corp. to come and fix them as soon as possible!

Contact Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation for Asphalt Road and Parking Lot Services!

Teniseal Corporation specializes in the application, restoration, and maintenance of all types of asphalt surfaces. It makes sense to trust your asphalt job to experts with the experience and technical know-how to do your project right from the start to provide a long-lasting result. Teniseal offers services for Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, Harford, Carroll, and Montgomery counties in Maryland. For more information, email them at [email protected], or call them at 410-485-5660 or 410-485-0717. Keep in touch on social media through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!