Summer is a busy season at Cooper Paving of Annapolis, Maryland. We are hard at work making sure that all of our client’s asphalt parking lots are repaired, sealed and ready to go before winter.
Summer Is The Season For Asphalt
Summer weather can be an optimal time for an asphalt project. The asphalt material is very sensitive to temperature fluctuations and moisture. In cold weather months the asphalt hardens quickly and is more difficult to work with. Asphalt is much more malleable in the heat of summer, allowing the contractor more time to work with the asphalt to get the job done right.
While summer is a great season for asphalt paving, it can also cut the life of asphalt short, due to seasonal contributors like rain, sun, and chemicals. Maintaining your asphalt driving surface is important throughout the year as it is an investment in your home or place of business. Luckily, there are some things you can do to greatly reduce the damage and lengthen of the life of your paving.
The Effects of Summer on Asphalt
Sun- We have all seen steam rising off of a paved surface in the hot summer sun. That intense heat can cause the surface to dry out the liquid asphalt, leading to cracks and eventually damaging water seepage.
Chemicals– Petroleum and other chemicals are damaging elements to asphalt year round but in the summertime the heat can intensify and quicken the deterioration process.
Water– We have seen our fair share of heavy summer downpours in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Properly maintaining your asphalt surface with sealcoating will help to extend the life of your investment.
Cooper Paving can get your asphalt surface winter-ready with any necessary repairs or seal coating services. We also install new driveways, roadways, or parking lots for your home or business. Give us a call today for a free estimate.