Protect Your Asphalt Paving This Winter

Your asphalt paving takes a beating all year long. From the hot summer sun to below freezing temperatures, there’s not much you can do to protect it from the elements. And it’s even harder with larger commercial parking lots and other paved areas. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep the damage to a minimum. Here are some tips to protect your asphalt paving this winter.

  1. Consider seal coating. Seal coating provides a barrier to protect any size area of asphalt paving. It also restores the look of your parking lots at a fraction of the cost of repaving.
  2. Be smart when you deice. Ice is a major threat here in the Carolinas. If you run a business, you probably use deicers to keep your parking lots and sidewalks safe for your customers and employees. However, using rock salt can cause pavement to chip and crack. Try calcium chloride or another deicing product instead. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application to avoid damage.
  3. Shovel that snow. If there’s any accumulation of snow, remove it from your asphalt paving as quickly as possible. It doesn’t matter how you get rid of it. Call for a snowplow, use a shovel, or blow it off. Removing the snow means there’s less moisture to refreeze. This will reduce the likelihood of cracking.

These are just a few of the ways you can protect your parking lots and other paved areas during the harsh winter months. For help with seal coating or other repairs, call the professional asphalt pavers at SMI Paving.

Restore Your Asphalt Paving With Seal Coating

Last time, we told you how to keep your driveways, walkways, and other paved areas safe for your holiday guests. Of course, your visitors’ safety should come first. But we also know that you want your property to look good for your family and friends. There’s another service you can use to restore your asphalt paving and protect it from wear and tear as well as the elements. As you’ll see, asphalt seal coating can make a huge difference in the appearance and function of the paved areas around your home. This service is also particularly helpful for businesses and commercial properties.

Seal coating serves as a barrier between asphalt paving and anything that comes in contact with it. When oil, gasoline, and other chemicals land on asphalt, the can start to degrade it. This leads to cracks, chips, and unsightly stains. A paving contractor will apply a uniform layer of the coating over the entire area of asphalt. You’ll be left with a smooth, even-looking surface that looks freshly paved.

In addition to the protective benefits of seal coating, this process is also very efficient. A professional paving contractor should be able to accomplish the job in just a few hours. It’s much less mess and inconvenience than a repaving job. It’s more cost-effective, too.

Give the asphalt paving around your home or business a makeover for the holidays. Call SMI Paving for seal coating services in North and South Carolina.