Whether you manage a commercial property, or an entire community of home owners, asphalt pavement maintenance is mandatory. With today’s increasing budget constraints, property and facilities managers are looking to stretch every dollar to keep their investment in tip top shape. Typically, emphasis has been placed on fixing roads when there is an issue as opposed to maintaining and preserving existing asphalt.
Below, are three types of asphalt pavement maintenance:
- Preventive Maintenance: This type of maintenance is the most effective to extend pavement life in a cost effective way. Preventative maintenance is a strategy of surface treatments when the asphalt is in relatively good condition. From crack sealing small cracks to sealcoating parking lots, preventative maintenance addresses minor issues before they become serious issues.
- Corrective Maintenance: This type of maintenance is performed when the pavement is in need of repair, and is usually more costly. Repairs could be structural overlays, mill and overlays, minor pothole repair, patching, rutting or extensive cracking. Corrective maintenance is also referred to as “reactive” maintenance.
- Emergency Maintenance: Performed during an emergency situation, such as a blowout or severe pothole that needs repair immediately for safety reasons or to allow traffic to utilize the roadway or parking lot. This also describes temporary treatments designed to hold the surface together until more permanent repairs can be performed.
Preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance are all part of a comprehensive asphalt pavement maintenance program. Proactively planning preventive maintenance is the best way to prevent costly corrective or emergency maintenance. Our experts are seasoned in asphalt pavement maintenance and are ready to help you build your pavement maintenance program. Contact our experts today for a free assessment and estimate.