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Top Reasons Spring Is the Best Time for Asphalt Paving

As the cold winter gives way to the warmth of spring, there's no better time perfect for asphalt paving. Spring is the time for bloom and rejuvenation, and that goes for your parking lot and driveway. With winter unleashing damage on your asphalt pavement and leaving it in a worse shape than before, spring is the best time to bring it back to life. Here are some reasons why:

Make an excellent first impression

After enduring the harsh winter conditions, your parking lot may visibly show signs of damage. As one of the first things visitors see when they arrive, your parking lot plays a crucial role in your brand's image and how potential customers perceive your business. Investing in high-quality asphalt paving services will create a revitalized and safe parking lot that captivates customers. Similarly, repaving your driveway enhances the curb appeal of your home.

The ideal temperature for paving

Spring offers the perfect temperature for asphalt paving, which is typically around 75 degrees. In winter, asphalt material is challenging to work with as it can quickly harden, which won't give the best paving results. Summertime isn't ideal either, as it can dry out too quickly, resulting in defects like unevenness or softness and a poor-quality finish. The moderate spring temperatures ensure proper compaction for quality smooth pavement.

Your asphalt pavement is more durable

The average temperature of spring enables the asphalt pavement to cool slowly. The implication is that the asphalt has more time to harden, which makes it very strong and durable. As a result, your parking lot or driveway is less affected by harsh weather and other adverse conditions.

Preventative maintenance extends the life of your asphalt

If your asphalt pavement is only slightly damaged, it doesn't require repaving. Preventative maintenance measures such as seal coating and crack sealing can prevent further damage and rejuvenate your asphalt pavement. And the best time to perform preventive maintenance is spring, before the harsh summer months.

Take advantage of spring to bring your asphalt pavement back to life

As the cold winter fades away and the weather begins to warm up, consider taking advantage of the perfect spring weather to revitalize your asphalt pavement. Whether you want to lay a new pavement, need seal coating, or repair services, Oakes Paving has the expertise and equipment to meet your specific needs. Talk to us about your asphalt paving project today.

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