Protecting your asphalt from rain damage is essential for maintaining its longevity and structural integrity. Rainwater can penetrate the surface of one of your biggest assets, your asphalt, leading to cracks, potholes, and overall deterioration. However, with proper preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of rain-related damage. Here are some effective strategies to protect your asphalt:

  • Sealcoating: Applying a sealant to your asphalt surface forms a protective barrier against water infiltration. Sealcoating fills small cracks and prevents water from seeping into the underlying layers, reducing the likelihood of damage.
  • Regular Maintenance: Conduct routine inspections of your asphalt to identify any #cracks or #potholes. Promptly repair these issues before rainwater exacerbates them. Call us to repair your potholes before they become a problem.
  • Proper Drainage: Ensure that your asphalt has a well-designed drainage system. Poor drainage can result in water pooling on the surface, increasing the risk of damage. If your asphalt has been installed correctly the sub-base should be compacted and have the correct drainage channels to cope with runoff water.
  • Clear Debris: Keep your asphalt surface clear of leaves, dirt, and other debris that can obstruct proper water drainage. Debris can also trap moisture, leading to accelerated deterioration. Regular sweeping and cleaning of oil spills are crucial for preventing rain-related damage.
  • Avoid Standing Water: Standing water on the asphalt can weaken its structure over time. If you notice areas where water tends to pool, consult a professional to assess the problem and provide suitable solutions, such as adding additional drainage or regrading the surface.
  • Crack Sealing: Cracks in your asphalt can worsen when rainwater seeps in and freezes during colder temperatures. Consider employing a professional asphalt contractor to perform crack sealing, which prevents water infiltration and helps maintain the integrity of the surface.
  • Timely Repairs: Address any signs of damage or wear promptly. Neglected issues can worsen over time, especially when exposed to rain. Timely repairs, whether minor or major, can prevent rainwater from causing further deterioration.
  • Protect Edges: Pay attention to the edges of your asphalt, as they are more susceptible to rain damage. Water can seep beneath the edges, leading to erosion and weakening of the structure. If your edges are raveling call us to come out and give you a free estimate to repair and secure them.

By implementing these strategies, you can shield your asphalt from rain damage and extend its lifespan for many years. Regular maintenance, preventive measures, and timely repairs are key to ensuring that your asphalt remains durable and resilient in the face of the extreme rainfall we’ve been having in Denver.