How Does Water Affect Asphalt?

How Does Water Affect Asphalt?

Did you know that water is considered to be one of the leading causes of asphalt deterioration. A typical rainfall is okay, but an accumulation of heavy rainfall could compromise the durability and structure of your asphalt.

Regular asphalt maintenance is the key to maintaining the health of your asphalt to preserve its life through wear and tear and climate changes that if let go can lead to bigger, more costly issues. 

The Importance of Regular Asphalt Maintenance

As we move from winter to spring and experience temperature changes, regular asphalt maintenance becomes the most cost effective way to avoid having to deal with a problem down the road.

If cracks go unrepaired and snow melts to water or we experience a major storm with heavy rainfall it can lead to flooding. Flooding or an accumulation of water pooling on your pavement starts distorting your asphalt making cracks and rivets.

Constant water pooling up on your asphalt like that can actually speed up the deterioration of your asphalt and lead to more noticeable costly issues.

When cracks start to form in your asphalt water can easily get under the asphalt surface causing more extensive damage to the asphalt foundation.

With each rainstorm your asphalt will weaken and start to deteriorate at a higher speed until you have complete asphalt failure and an even higher repair bill on your hands.

This damage is often not visible from above or to the trained eye. These foundation issues can be serious and costly to fix. That is why we recommend preventative asphalt maintenance.

Preventative Measures For Maintaining Asphalt

Asphalt Installation, maintenance, or repairs are some of the more major investments made by property owners.

That is why it’s important to take preventative measures against the outside elements like snow and rainwater that can easily damage your asphalt.

Hiring a professional asphalt company like Libs Paving to maintain your asphalt pavement on a yearly basis is important to ensuring you get the most out of your investment! 

More Costly Issues If Left Unfixed 

  • Potholes
  • Full Pavement Repair
  • Milling & Resurfacing

Contact Libs Paving Company

At Libs Paving, we provide Southern Indiana and the Metro Louisville areas with first class asphalt paving services. We produce our own asphalt and are asphalt suppliers too.

At Asphalt Supply Company (ASCO), our sister company to Libs Paving, we can control exactly what goes into our materials and what stays out. Make Sure You Know What Asphalt Is Being Used on Your

Property! If you are interested in learning more about asphalt or would like to set up an FREE initial consultation, reach out to the experts at Libs Paving Company today!

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