What does pavement maintenance mean to you? For some maintaining pavement can mean a simple cleaning, line restriping or even fixing potholes or repairing the area around a sewer cleanout. Maintenance can involve two types of approaches based on whether you are trying to repair distressed areas or preventing the problems from occurring in the first place. All of our pavement maintenance processes boil down to one key practice: extending the life of your current pavement with a preventative maintenance plan, allowing you to delay costly repairs and replacement.
Extending the Life of Your Pavement with Pavement Maintenance
Your parking lots and roadways require ongoing maintenance with a goal to extend the life of the pavement. When calculating the life cycle of pavement, you must consider the initial construction cost and ongoing maintenance over its functional life. A large part of a pavement’s useful life cycle is using the right maintenance treatment at the right time, allowing your pavement to get the most out of the benefits of pavement maintenance.
Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Costly Repairs
Maintaining and treating pavement while it is still in good condition is significantly less expensive than trying to repair the damage after the pavement has started to deteriorate. The worse the condition of pavement, the more expensive it is to bring pavement back to useful condition. A relatively less expensive pavement maintenance treatment will postpone or delay more expensive treatments further on down the road.
At C&L Services, our preventative maintenance involves regular street sweeping to remove dirt and debris that can damage your pavement over time and seal coating, which applies an added layer of pavement protection that will keep water, salt and debris from penetrating your pavement.
Repairing Damaged Areas When Necessary
Inevitably, no matter how well maintained your pavement is, it will become damaged at some point or another. Our pavement repair services are affordable and will have your pavement back up to good condition in no time at all.
Crack Filling – For already damaged paring lots and roadways, crack filling is a way to slow the progress of damage to pavement. It can be more effective when used in conjunction with seal coating.
Pavement repair – Fixing potholes and repairing areas like washouts (catch basins).
Infrared Repair – When there is failure in the pavement, infrared repair works by heating up and melting the asphalt. Melting the asphalt loosens it so it can be raked in with a new hot mix of asphalt and shaped with a rejuvenator to restore it to its same condition or better. Pavement Milling – Is it time to replace to top layer of pavement? Milling, or asphalt milling, refers to grinding and removing the topmost layer of asphalt. This is often done to keep the pavement from getting too high after years of resurfacing.
Pavement Milling – Is it time to replace to top layer of pavement? Milling, or asphalt milling, refers to grinding and removing the topmost layer of asphalt. This is often done to keep the pavement from getting too high after years of resurfacing.
No matter where your pavement is at in it’s current life cycle, C&L Services can inspect and recommend a maintenance program for you that will save you money in the long run. How long your parking lot, driveway or roadway lasts all depends on if it is being properly cared for. Contact us today for a free estimate (732) 886-1940 or click here for more information.
C&L Services – A Full-Service Pavement and Property Maintenance Company
Over the past few years, C&L has continued to expand its services that now include pavement maintenance, property maintenance, pavement repair, concrete repair, garage scrubbing, and street sweeping services to cover a service area encompassing all of New Jersey.