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Asphalt Paving Services - How Frequently Do You Need Them?

Updated: Apr 28

Longevity, safety, sustainability, and affordability are the top reasons why asphalt outshines the competition for many people.


However, you have to maintain your asphalt to keep it in optimal condition, just like you do other structures you use regularly.


That’s why you need asphalt paving services from a top Pennsylvania contractor like Oakes Paving.



Signs you need asphalt paving services

Pennsylvania is known for its wide fluctuations in temperature throughout the year. The temperature reaches extreme highs in the summer and dips to extreme lows in the winter. These fluctuations in temperature can negatively impact your asphalt surface, causing issues such as:

  • Drainage issues

  • Fading

  • Warping

  • Potholes

  • Dull or colored asphalt

  • Cracks in the asphalt


Which asphalt paving services do you need, and how often?

The damage done to your asphalt pavement will determine the type of asphalt services you need. A new parking lot may only require sealcoating to repair the small cracks and keep it in excellent condition.


If your asphalt parking lot or driveway is filled with potholes or cracks, you may need to fill and repair the cracks. For extensive damages, a resurfacing may be required.


That said, you should get asphalt paving services at the first sign of trouble. Waiting longer will worsen the damage and cost you more. An asphalt paving contractor will be able to tell you the exact paving services you need.



How to prolong the life of your asphalt

There are no two ways about it; your asphalt pavements will get damaged as they are exposed to sunlight, snow, rain, and other elements every day. The everyday pressure from vehicles will also lead to wear and tear. Preventive maintenance services can extend the life of your asphalt.

  • Sealcoating your asphalt pavement every two or three years will fix minor cracks and prevent future cracks, keeping it in tip-top condition.

  • Repair your asphalt surfaces as soon as you notice any damage.

  • Water can cause your asphalt surface to fail. It’s crucial to fix drainage problems when they occur.

  • Only allow heavy-duty trucks to access your driveway or parking when necessary. The pressure from these load-bearing vehicles can hasten the deterioration of your asphalt pavement.


Oakes Paving has been providing quality asphalt paving services for over 40 years and counting. Invite the asphalt doctor today by requesting a free estimate!