An asphalt surface is only as good as the base beneath it.
As asphalt pavement progresses through its performance life cycle, maintenance is critical to preserve the base.
Without ongoing maintenance, fine hairline cracks will spread and deepen. Other factors like weather, poor drainage, and usage type/frequency also affect the asphalt.
The result? Water enters through these cracks. Holes are likely to form, undermining the base. When the quality of the base is compromised, severe deterioration follows. Removal of the asphalt and replacement are usually required.
While resurfacing might a low-cost option, that won’t be the case in the long run. When the base is compromised, larger problems occur. Preserving the base with an ongoing maintenance plan is crucial.