As winter quickly approaches, planning for the winter season is essential. Get ready for the cold winter weather with these three tips to protect your sidewalk and parking lot.
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The first step to prepare your walkway, steps, or commercial lot for winter is to clean it up – and keep it clean. Use a leaf blower to get rid of dirt, leaves, and debris. Then properly dispose of any trash. You can also use the leaves and dirt as compost or mulch to protect your plants from the cold weather.
If your parking lot needs a deep cleaning, consider calling a commercial parking lot sweeping company. Once your pavement is clean, inspect it for any existing damage.
Low areas in your sidewalk or parking lot will turn into slippery ice patches that can harm people and vehicles. Fix potholes, alligator cracks, and chipped curbs promptly to avoid injuries and costly repairs later.
Premium Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating has the experience and equipment needed to repair any damaged areas you find.
3. Fill and Seal
It’s critical to fill any existing cracks as soon as you notice them. Why? Because temperature changes during the winter months can cause any moisture below the asphalt to expand and contract. This movement weakens the surface and can lead to buckling or larger cracks. You’ll avoid costly damage if you get them filled immediately.
Even though asphalt is water-resistant, the freeze-thaw cycle is still damaging. Sealcoating protects your pavement and makes it look newer and more appealing. It also absorbs more heat from the sun, which helps ice and snow melt more quickly.
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Following these tips will help you protect your sidewalks and parking lot this winter. Contact Premium Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating today, and let our experienced contractors prepare and strengthen your asphalt pavement before the cold weather arrives.