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I just moved my business to a new location with a asphalt parking lot less than a year old. How long should it last?

Asphalt Parking lot Maintenance

Ask Joe Pullaro

Seal Coating is a effective way to protect your Asphalt Pavement

The first thing you need to understand is that asphalt pavement does not last forever.

Asphalt like any other material has a finite life, and starts Deteriorating from day 1.
The good news is it's a long term proposition and will last 15 to 20 years and in some cases longer if properly constructed and maintained.
The key word here is properly! Poorly constructed or improperly maintained pavement may last half that long.

That being said there’s a lot of controversy over how long asphalt will last.

And that’s understandable considering variables such as location, climate, and traffic Conditions.

Now that we have established that asphalt life depends on many variables which are out of our control let’s talk about what we can control with “Proper Maintenance” at the appropriate time.

over time the substances such as sun, rain, snow, gas, oils, salt, etc. will eventually oxidize/deteriorate the surface and will start causing it to disintegrate, which leads to cracks and potholes, If this happens you will need patching or a complete replacement.

Seal Coating when done in conjunction with crack and pothole repair, can be an effective way to protect the pavement repairs from sun and other substances that can decrease the life expectantsy of the pavement A good maintenance program should consist of patching, crack sealing, and seal coating, done on a regularly basis before Deterioration begins.

Fresh Sealcoating also adds curb appeal to your business.

Your parking lot is the first thing potential customers see when entering your business, and your first chance to make a good impression.

GOOD LUCK! Joe Pullaro