Tips for Protecting Your Asphalt in Winter

Minnesota winters can be incredibly severe. Between frigid temperatures, piles of snow, and biting wind, even the strongest materials can suffer damage. Asphalt is something that needs to be taken care of all year long but particularly during the cold winter months. You can utilize asphalt preventative maintenance services all year long to ensure the integrity of your asphalt is maintained, and you can also utilize winter management services for extra upkeep. Give us a call at LSC Construction Services to learn more about asphalt preventative maintenance services and utilize the following tips for protecting your asphalt this winter.

Complete Asphalt Repairs Before the Cold Comes

Any asphalt repairs that need to be done should be done before the cold begins. This includes any repaving, grading, patching, seal coating, and more. At LSC Construction Services, we can provide winter management services to ensure any issues are handled before they get worse.

The sooner you take action and complete the asphalt repairs, the better off your asphalt will be this winter and in the spring.

 

Utilize Sealcoating

Sealcoating is a great protective coating for your asphalt. When you first get commercial asphalt paving done, most companies will finish the job by applying seal coating, but you can have this applied or reapply later for additional protection against the elements. Particularly when it comes to winter elements, like snow, ice, hail, salt, and more, seal coating will keep your asphalt from developing cracks, holes, and more.

Ensure Patching Is Done Early

Any patching of potholes should be done before the cold weather strikes. This will ensure that the potholes don’t get worse over the winter and that the patching has time to set effectively before the winter elements can wreak havoc.

Clear Debris

Whether you’re trying to protect your asphalt parking lot, your driveway, or another paved surface, keeping it clear of debris will help immensely. Particularly as winter nears and then is in full swing, make sure that debris is regularly cleaned up so that it doesn’t get frozen to the pavement and break down the asphalt beneath.

When you need commercial asphalt paving, asphalt repaving, or asphalt repairs, LSC Construction Services can help. Additionally, if you need winter management surfaces for your asphalt or if you need asphalt preventative maintenance services, we can help. Take these tips into account and give us a call if you need additional assistance.

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