Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers to Common Questions About Paving & Sealcoating Solutions

The lifespan of an asphalt pavement can vary depending on various factors such as usage, maintenance, climate, and quality of materials. Generally, well-constructed and properly maintained asphalt surfaces can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years or more.

Sealcoating is recommended every 2 to 5 years, depending on the level of wear and tear, climate conditions, and the amount of traffic the surface receives. Regular sealcoating helps protect the asphalt from damage caused by UV rays, oxidation, and chemicals, extending its lifespan.

Cracks in asphalt surfaces can occur due to various factors, including age, freeze-thaw cycles, heavy traffic, water infiltration, poor drainage, and the use of low-quality materials. Regular maintenance, including crack repair and sealcoating, can help prevent cracks from worsening and protect the integrity of the pavement.

In many cases, damaged or potholed asphalt can be repaired rather than replaced. The appropriate repair method depends on the extent of the damage. Small cracks or potholes can often be filled with a hot rubberized crack filler or patching material, while larger areas may require more extensive repairs or an overlay.

The curing time for newly laid asphalt can vary depending on factors such as temperature, thickness, and weather conditions. In general, it takes about 24 to 48 hours for asphalt to cure and be ready for normal use. However, it is recommended to avoid heavy traffic or placing heavy objects on the asphalt for at least a few days to allow for proper curing.

Professional paving and sealcoating services offer numerous benefits, including improved aesthetics, enhanced safety, increased durability, and extended lifespan of the asphalt surfaces. Professional contractors have the expertise, equipment, and access to quality materials to ensure proper installation, repairs, and maintenance, resulting in long-lasting and visually appealing pavements.