Asphalt is an excellent choice in Utah for mid to large parking lots, even though cracking on that surface is going to happen. It’s unavoidable—you will need asphalt crack repair at some point, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth having. There are many reasons asphalts crack, such as the pavement being poured too thinly or the prep work underneath the pavement not being applied correctly. Repeated exposure to heavy vehicles over time and extreme weather conditions can also create cracking or holes as well. Utah has a true four-season year, experiencing everything from wind, hail, snow, ice, heat, and more. Don’t fret, Go Pave Utah is here to help. Our expert team is knowledgeable on how to fix these problems, using sophisticated equipment to ensure the job will last as long as possible.
The longer cracks go unrepaired, the more damage you will see over time and the bigger job it will be to fix properly. Repairing holes and cracks as soon as possible is key to prolonging the life of your parking lot. Cracks may be unsightly for your business, but that is just one of the many reasons to get them repaired in a timely manner. Cracks will allow for more water to get underneath your lot’s surface, causing more damage and erosion in the substrate. And if water is pooling over a cracked area or pothole, you can imagine how damaging that is going to be under the surface. Over time, the repair for this will get more costly and more time-consuming. Keeping your lot intact is imperative, and with our maintenance service, our experts can ensure a safe and secure pavement to keep your mind (and your employees and customers) at ease.
In addition to water and weather damage is oil damage. Oil can eat away your asphalt, which degrades your pavement’s surface. Eventually, this will cause the asphalt to weaken and crumble and break. Pay attention to the rainbow-looking pools of oil on your pavement and address it quickly if you see this damaging substance pooling in certain areas of your lot. You may be able to spot clean this from time to time, but to prevent more serious damage, you will want to call in the professionals.
Small cracks left untreated will eventually turn into large potholes. Potholes are not only unpleasant to see, but they can also be dangerous and can damage vehicles entering your business or property. Take care of those cracks before they become a bigger problem later. Filling cracks should be a planned annual maintenance built into your business budget.
Preventing potholes by filling cracks will not only make your parking lot look nice but it will also benefit your bottom line by increasing the life of your asphalt. For all your asphalt needs in Utah, call us today at 801-244-1363. We have been servicing the greater Salt Lake area for over 20 years and we know and understand the challenges Utah weather places on pavement areas throughout the state.