Is there anything more beautiful than fresh asphalt? It is a nice shiny black that looks so crisp and new. However, as your asphalt ages, you may notice that the crisp new look can start to fade away leaving behind eyesores. There are several things that can make your asphalt look less than wonderful. Andersen Asphalt & Striping is here to talk about a few of these eyesores and what can be done to fix them.
What Causes Asphalt Oxidation?
If your asphalt has turned from dark black to light gray, it truly shows the age of your asphalt. This is called oxidization. This happens as your asphalt loses it moistures. It is normal, and there really isn’t anything you can do to avoid it. It is simply mother nature taking its toll on your asphalt. However, while you can’t avoid it, you can fix it. When you have your asphalt seal coated, there is a new layer of fresh oils and other compounds that your asphalt needs to thrive.
Oil Stains on Asphalt Driveway
Because there are vehicles constantly on asphalt, it’s no surprised that oil stains happen. If the stain is left on the surface of the asphalt, it can cause significant damage to your asphalt. To test whether or not you need to replace the asphalt, you will need a screwdriver. If you can push that screwdriver clear down into the asphalt’s surface, you need to have the asphalt replaced. If not, you can clean it up simply with some degreaser.
Faded Asphalt Parking Lot or Road Striping
Over time, just like the color of your asphalt changes, so can the striping and lines that are found throughout your parking lot. It is normal wear and tear that happens to any asphalt surface. After you have your asphalt seal coated, you will need to have the striping redone as well.
Broken Parking Blocks & Wheel Stops
Parking stops are found in many parking lots for safety reasons. There are several things that could lead to their damage over the years. Cars may run into them or actually driven over them, leaving them cracked and damaged. To fix it, the old stop will need to be removed completely. At that point, you can have them replaced and anchored to your parking lot once again.
Tree Roots Can Damage a Driveway
Trees can present big problems when they bust through your asphalt’s surface. You can have the damaged pavement removed and with the help of an arborist, come up with a solution to the problem. If the roots are small enough, you can remove them and put a barrier in place to protect the asphalt. If they roots are large, you can possibly look at removing the tree.
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If you have asphalt that is looking less that great, you can call on Andersen Asphalt & Striping to help you solve your asphalt problems. We will help you restore it to it original beauty. Call us today!