Roadways and parking lots take a lot of wear and tear every day, in more ways than one. Aside from the routine traffic of vehicles and pedestrians, the rain, snow, sun, and debris of nature constantly hit the asphalt too. A parking lot or roadway manager knows that maintenance is key to maintaining safety for all, but is a subscription to an asphalt maintenance program worth it? Below are the benefits you can expect.
What’s Involved in Asphalt Maintenance?
Asphalt is a conglomeration of various grains and binders that break down over a long period of time. Basic components of asphalt maintenance include:
- Hot-pour crack filling
- Pavement striping
- Asphalt patching
All of these measures may be necessary for allowing your pavement to have its longest lifespan possible. Without routine preventative measures like these, serious pavement issues can occur.
The Results of Poor Maintenance
Poor maintenance can incur several serious asphalt and traffic issues. As asphalt breaks down, its first sign of damage is often some form of cracking. Whether it is because of heavy traffic, lack of support at the edges, or the weather, cracks can spread throughout the pavement’s surface. Water will naturally seep in, causing the asphalt to break apart even more. Should the problem become severe enough, potholes or ravelling may occur.
Potholes, ravelling, and major cracks can pose a traffic safety problem for pedestrians, vehicles, and bicyclists. The lack of sound asphalt beneath tires or feet can cause injuries to both vehicles and people, which is not something you want on your hands as a responsible roadway or parking lot manager.
Another safety issue would be the lack of pavement lines. Without proper maintenance, road and parking lot lines will fade and disappear, and without those markings, drivers could become confused, especially during nighttime or during a rainstorm.
Benefits of an Asphalt Maintenance Program
An asphalt maintenance program places all the essential maintenance practices into one convenient routine. Instead of having to remember to schedule your next project, you can expect the crew to service the asphalt appropriately at a reasonable, periodic date. Road safety is a priority, and with a trustworthy program, you can rest assured it will always stay in good condition.
What’s more, the experts can catch small problems fast. Early detection keeps service costs low and problems less severe. You won’t ever have to deal with massive potholes or road striping faded beyond recognition. If you’re ready to learn more about Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation’s asphalt maintenance program, contact them today!
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!