Asphalt surfaces take a lot of wear and tear from traffic, weather, and changes in temperature. Over time, your driveway, parking lot, or other asphalt surface may need some TLC to preserve both its structure and appearance. If your asphalt is looking a little worse for wear, call the crew at STL Asphalt Paving. We can help get your asphalt looking (and working) like new!
When Do You Need Asphalt Repair Services?
While asphalt is an extremely durable surface, it doesn’t last indefinitely. Some of the most common signs of wear to an asphalt surface are:
- Puddles or dips
As temperatures and moisture levels fluctuate, your asphalt is affected. Water within the asphalt freezes and expands when temperatures dip, then thaws and melts when temperatures rise again. Over time, this cycle will cause small fissures to develop within the asphalt. This, in turn, lets in more water which exacerbates the problem and causes larger and larger cracks, holes, and other imperfections.
No matter how well you care for your asphalt, some form of these imperfections will most likely develop over time since there’s no way to make your driveway, parking lot, or other surface completely watertight.
One of the best ways to mitigate these issues is to regularly sealcoat your asphalt surface to help weatherize and protect it from year to year. The team at STL Asphalt Paving typically does not offer sealcoating as a standalone service. We specialize in asphalt installation and repair, while sealcoating falls under the heading of a regularly required maintenance task. Rest assured, though, we will always sealcoat when performing a new installation or resurfacing job!
Choose Long-Lasting Asphalt Repairs
At STL Asphalt Paving we bring the same top-quality workmanship to our repair projects as we do to new installations. We believe that providing you with a great product is part of our job. That’s why we won’t suggest or perform repairs that are merely cosmetic fixes, such as saw cuts (cutting out a damaged section and replacing it), patching, and individual crack repair.
While these fixes may look attractive in terms of upfront cost and effort, they are only stopgap measures. Instead of putting a bandaid on the problem, the team at STL Asphalt Paving focuses on providing asphalt repair services that bring the whole surface back to mint condition. Typically, our repair work falls into two categories:
- Pothole repair
Instead of just filling in a problem area and hoping for the best, the team at STL Asphalt Paving will design a comprehensive repair solution that strengthens your existing asphalt and smooths out any cosmetic imperfections caused by structural damage.
Targeted Pothole Repair
Potholes can be caused by top-down damage and wear, but they can also be a result of a shift in the soil from underneath. Either way, they can cause a big headache!
If you’re dealing with a pothole issue in St. Louis or the surrounding region, call STL Asphalt Paving. We’ll determine the cause and nature of the pothole so we can design the best solution to both fix it and, if possible, prevent it from happening again!
Asphalt Crack Repair Versus Resurfacing
At STL Asphalt Paving, we know you don’t want to spend tons of money on your asphalt surface if you don’t have to. We also know you believe it will be more expensive to resurface rather than just repair the cracks that are appearing. However, piecemeal repairs, where you fill in a crack here and even out a dip there, won’t serve you in the long run. If one crack or puddle has developed, you can be sure that another one is coming soon!
Instead of dealing with each individual problem as it comes up, the team at STL Asphalt Paving prefers to repair the entire asphalt area at once through resurfacing. This entails:
- Removing any broken pieces of asphalt or other debris
- Sealing all visible cracks
- Filling all holes
- Reapplying a top layer of asphalt
- Reapplying sealcoat
By resurfacing your asphalt area, you will address all of the problem areas in one fell swoop—even the ones that haven’t shown up on the surface yet.
STL Asphalt Paving has been providing paving services in St. Louis and the surrounding area since 1998. Our team is well-versed in how to treat asphalt that endures the cold winters and hot summers of the St. Louis region. Call us today to find out how we can help bring new life to your paved surfaces through repairs and resurfacing.