Why is Fall the Best Time for Asphalt Driveway Maintenance?

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With fall here, now is the time to start performing asphalt maintenance to get your paved surfaces ready for the winter onslaught of snow, ice, road salt and chilly temperatures. Maintenance of your asphalt driveways can prevent costly repairs down the road such as asphalt repair or paving replacements. Start your fall asphalt driveway maintenance now to stay safe and prepared for the coming colder season.

Asphalt Driveway Maintenance Tips

Follow these tips to prepare your paved surfaces before the winter weather comes.

  • Pressure Washing
    Periodic pressure washing your surfaces will ensure all dirt, debris, chemicals and petroleum products are removed from your pavement’s surface. These chemicals and debris can easily be carried into cracks by water and snow causing additional damage to your asphalt driveway. Pressure washing also adds to the curb appeal of your roadway, driveway, parking lot or walkway.
  • Cracks Patching
    Moderate temperatures of the fall season are optimal for crack sealing performance. In the cold temperatures of winter, pavement contracts and cracks become bigger while in the hot summer season, the pavement expands and closes the cracks. Crack repair should, therefore, be done while the weather is still on your side. Taking care of cracked or deteriorated pavement now can minimize further damage during the winter freeze and the spring thaw.
  • Sealcoating
    Sealcoating is extremely crucial for your asphalt driveway during those long winter snowstorms. It prolongs the life of your asphalt pavements by creating a barrier against moisture and debris. By sealing your asphalt, you will be able to maintain the asphalts appearance and color without having to re-do the asphalt. Unsealed asphalt is susceptible to cracks which, if left untreated, can result in costly repairs of potholes or sub-layers.

A&M Asphalt Paving offers excellent sealcoating, line striping and stenciling services that will keep your driveway set for the coming damaging winter months.

Ideally, all asphalt maintenance such as sealcoating, cracks and potholes repair should be done in the driest possible conditions. Exposure to weather elements impacts the structural integrity of your asphalt.

Contact A&M Asphalt Paving Now to Help with Your Fall Asphalt Driveway Maintenance

Take advantage of the fall weather and protect your asphalt. You can count on our professional team to work to identify realistic servicing plans and capabilities to provide the best asphalt driveway maintenance service for your residence or business. Contact us today to schedule sealcoating and to learn more about what you need to protect your asphalt driveways before winter hits.


A&M Paving has been serving the Baltimore-Metro area for over 30 years. From residential to commercial, large and small, we pave it all! Based in Severn, Maryland and working all across the Baltimore metro area (Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore Counties primarily), A&M Paving will come to you for all your asphalt paving needs! Whether you need patching, a new driveway construction, seal coating, or snow removal, we’ll take great care of you!

Contact us for a free asphalt paving estimate.