How to Mend Potholes and Fix Cracks
Grand Rapids Asphalt Repair is necessary for most property owners. Nobody wants to have to do it, but it’s something that needs to be done from time to time in order to maintain your driveway, parking lot, or road.
The first step in repairing asphalt is to clean up any debris that might be on the surface of your driveway or parking lot. This could include leaves, twigs, dirt and rocks from vehicles driving over it regularly. You’ll want to remove these items so they don’t interfere with the patching process later down the line. After you’ve cleaned off all foreign objects from your asphalt, it’s time for some prep work! Depending on how much damage there was done during last year’s winter season will determine what type of preparation needs to be done before applying sealer and fresh coatings onto newly fixed areas around town roads/highways which have been patched due to potholes forming throughout this past cold weather period a few examples of these would be hot rubberized asphalt crack-filling and sealcoating.
An asphalt sealant should always be applied to newly fixed areas as this will help protect the asphalt from UV rays, water, and other environmental factors that can damage the surface over time.
There are a few types of asphalt sealers on the market today, so it’s important to do your research before purchasing one. You’ll also want to make sure you have all the necessary tools on hand before beginning the repair process, such as a shovel, broom, rags, gloves, and a bucket.
If you’re unsure of how to go about repairing your asphalt driveway or parking lot yourself, there are plenty of resources available online or at your local hardware store that can help!
If you live in an area where snow is common during the winter months, it’s also a good idea to have some salt on hand. This will allow you to melt any ice buildup before applying new sealant over top of it so as not to damage your newly fixed surface with heavy foot traffic and vehicle tires driving over this type of driveway material which may be soft at first until fully dried or cured depending what kind you use (asphalt vs concrete).