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Prevent Distress with Asphalt Care

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Will Rogers

Customers can tell when a company takes pride in their building’s exterior (and are quick to recognize when they do not). By prioritizing asphalt care, your property will not only look nicer, but your parking lot will also last much longer (saving you money in the long run). Make a solid first impression and provide a safe environment for customers and employees by scheduling regular asphalt maintenance.

Remember, the first impression starts well before the handshake; it starts the minute people turn in a parking lot.

Schedule Asphalt Care to Impress Customers

“Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression.” Cynthia Ozick

An important component of your building’s curb appeal is the surface of your parking lot. Keeping your parking lot maintained helps to avoid potential complaints about vehicles being damaged by cracks or potholes, and prevent even bigger problems like trip and fall accidents.

And since customers have more choices on where to shop these days, it’s critical to keep current customers happy and impress prospective customers. Curb appeal isn’t just a trendy phrase. It’s the power of your business’ exterior to catch the eye of potential customers. A well-maintained exterior with top quality asphalt care can be the difference between a positive first impression and a negative one.

Commit to Asphalt Care to Increase Return on Investment

“If there is a better solution… find it.” Thomas Edison

The average lifespan of asphalt pavement is around 15-20 years. While the quality of the initial asphalt paving project and environmental factors can influence the overall length of time, proper maintenance and upkeep will significantly extend the asphalt’s lifespan. Not only that, but a safe, updated parking lot offers you the potential to boost property value and capture more customers, providing a great return on your investments.

Prevent Distress with Asphalt Care

Asphalt pavement can experience distress for several reasons, but deterioration from a lack of maintenance is one of the most notorious. Other causes include improper paver materials and operation, excessive traffic loading, environmental influences, temperature cycles, lack of support and drainage deficiencies.

Some common forms of pavement distress include: cracks; distortion; disintegration; skidding hazards; and surface treatment distress. Crack fill, pothole repair and asphalt sealcoating are all important components of parking lot maintenance services. And if these problems are addressed right away (when the issues are still small) the integrity of the asphalt will last much longer.

Reliable Asphalt Care

Whether you own one building or many, asphalt care should be top priority.

With decades of experience, East Coast Paving and Site Development has the expertise to ensure that each project is completed with customized solutions – and that it stays on budget. We are committed to providing preventative and corrective services. From asphalt paving to excavation, East Coast Paving and Site Development is the top source for all your commercial paving needs.

Protect your investment today. For more information about East Coast Paving and Site Development or to request a quote for your next paving project fill out the online form or contact us directly at 732-329-3600.

How Long Does Asphalt Pavement Last? And How Can I Make It Last Longer?

When you’ve invested in new asphalt paving for your business’ parking lot, you want to ensure it lasts. The average lifespan of quality asphalt pavement is around 15-20 years. However, like most things outdoors, numerous environmental factors can affect how long it will endure. Climate changes, the type of soil underneath, amount of traffic and whether or not the property owner sticks to a routine maintenance schedule can all impact the life expectancy.

Boost Asphalt Pavement Lifespan

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to boost the lifespan of your pavement. The professionals at East Coast Paving recommend that property owners schedule regular maintenance and upkeep to protect their investment and extend the lifespan up to 30 years or more.

Follow these three tips to get the most out of your pavement for years to come!

Prevent Asphalt Pavement Damage from Water

One of the best ways to protect your investment is to prevent water intrusions. Due to seasonal freeze-thaw cycles, water can damage pavement prematurely. Adding sealant to cracks as soon as you notice them will prevent moisture from penetrating the surface and keep those small cracks from growing into large problems.

Address Pavement Problems Right Away

Fill cracks as soon as possible and sealcoat to minimize oxidation. Sealcoating prolongs the life expectancy by filling the damaged surface and providing a protective layer to keep out damaging vehicle fluids, UV rays and water. Plus, with constant exposure to the elements, asphalt pavement can become faded over time. A fresh application of sealcoat can enhance the appearance, making it wear and appear like new.

If conditions worsen and create unsafe conditions, such as potholes or alligator cracks, repair them immediately before water enters the subgrade causing more serious issues. These issues can lead to parking lot deterioration, put employee and customer safety at risk and damage first impressions.

Consider Asphalt Replacement

If you’ve done all you can to prevent and maintain your pavement and it’s still causing problems, it may be past it’s life expectancy. If your parking lot is approaching 20 years of age or if a quarter or more of the total surface area is damaged, it is often more economical and effective to completely replace the asphalt.

When to Repair or Replace Asphalt Pavement

Not sure if the time is right for repairs or to invest in a new asphalt paving?

Since every situation is unique, it’s wise to connect with the paving professionals at East Coast Paving for a consultation. With unsurpassed service, our experienced professionals will discuss your project with you in detail and develop a plan with a detailed estimate.

Whether you’re looking for a solution in a parking garage, trucking terminal or running track, call us today at 732-329-3600 or email info@eccompanies.com to learn more.