The short answer? As soon as possible.
Whether it’s a pothole, crack, or crumbling asphalt, your damaged pavement needs to be repaired right away. It will only get worse the longer it’s left alone.
This post will explain why asphalt repairs are so urgent (especially in commercial environments) and why United Asphalt Paving is the crew for the job. Keep reading to learn more!
Why Asphalt Repairs Are So Urgent
It’s a lot easier and cheaper to make moderate asphalt repairs immediately than to sit and wait and completely resurface pavement that’s had years’ worth of cumulative damage.
This is because minor faults and cracks will expand as the surface is continually exposed to water over time. Not only does water erode the asphalt, but it also expands and contracts with temperature fluctuations.
That effect is compounded by the continuous wear-and-tear of traffic—particularly on roads and parking lots—turning small defects into substantial decay.
Writing for Asphalt (the official magazine of the Asphalt Institute), John Davis explains it more concisely: “Cracks become potholes and potholes become craters.”
In other words, the longer you let distressed asphalt fester, the worse the outcome will be. Smart property owners will stay ahead of major disrepair by fixing asphalt cracks and breaks as soon as they’re detected.
Call United Asphalt Paving!
Based in Fort Worth and serving the entire Lone Star State, our crew is ready and equipped to tackle any asphalt repairs you need. We have 25+ years of hands-on experience in the paving business, so you can rest assured we’ll provide you with the optimal solution for your asphalt cracks, potholes, and more.
Call today to schedule an appointment! Do it now before the temperature really drops.