Your choice for Asphalt in Michigan
To keep asphalt in good condition, its best to perform maintenance on it every few years. Sealing the pavement protects it from sun and chemical spills, as well as keeping water from seeping in. Most pavement damage is done by water in freeze-thaw cycles—as water freezes, it expands the pavement which can force the asphalt apart and crack. Sealing, resurfacing, and crack repairing the pavement helps prevent this event from happening.
Asphalt pavement is smooth, so cars use less fuel and spit out lower emissions; it’s quiet, so expensive walls don’t need to be erected to buffer the sound produced by driving on it; it’s safe, providing excellent gripping power for tires; and it’s durable, so that the road technically never needs to be removed and completely replaced. It is also recyclable; the most recycled material in the U.S, in fact.
“What is asphalt made of?”
Asphalt is created out of a mixture of stones, sand, and gravel, held together by cement.
Why Maintain Your Asphalt?
Proper maintenance of your asphalt is important to maintain its structural integrity. Changes in temperature along with rain, snow, and ice can cause cracks to form in the pavement. Crack Sealing protects your pavement from deformation and pot holes caused by water increasing the lifespan of your asphalt, saving you money in the long run. Driveway Sealing is a must! Seal coating your driveway to protect it from harmful effects of water and sun is necessary for the longevity and health of your driveway. We can provide a qualified seal coat contractor to help maintain your driveway by filling cracks and applying seal coat to the driveway every 2-4 years. Depending on the age and condition of the driveway 1 to 2 coats of coal tar pavement sealer is applied per manufacturer specifications.
Call Global Outdoor Services for more information on asphalt resurfacing, crack sealing, and repair.