As the temperatures drop most people will spend considerably less time cleaning the exteriors of their offices and houses, landscaping and gardening as well as asphalt pavement upkeep. Your asphalt pavement or driveway also requires some protective maintenance and attention to get ready for the cold weather, just as your favorite perennial. A&M Paving has a few simple steps you can use to prepare your asphalt for the cold weather. Following the steps below can help make up your cold weather pavement care plan.
What Should I Have in My Cold Weather Pavement Care Plan?
- Do the Necessary Repairs
Your asphalt might change as the weather begins to cool down. The moisture in both the air and the ground may cause the asphalt to expand and contract.
Repair the potholes to prevent water from pooling and expanding, and fill any cracks in the pavement to prevent water from seeping under the surface of the asphalt. Consider sealcoating your surfaces with A&M Asphalt Paving. Sealcoating will protect your asphalt from severe winter temperatures.
- Clean Up All The Debris
To allow a safe removal of snow, you should clear all the debris from the parking lots and driveways. This can be done with blowers and brooms, but it is important to seek professional asphalt cleaning from the experts at A&M Paving to ensure that the debris do not interfere with snow removal process. When you use professional cleaning, you will also bring to light any kind of structural problem such as potholes or cracks, which are supposed to be fixed within the shortest time possible.
- Clear All Standing or Pooling Water
As a part of your cold weather pavement care plan you should clear all the standing water on your asphalt surfaces. This should be done during the spring so that you have ample time of repairing them. Waiting till winter can cause the standing water to freeze and become ice.
- Have the Essentials for Cold Weather Pavement Care