Irrespective of whether you manage a commercial property or an entire community of homeowners, maintenance of asphalt paving is compulsory. Emphasis needs to be placed on fixing roads when there is an issue instead of maintaining and preserving existing asphalt. Marietta, GA can be seen here.
Here are the three types of asphalt pavement maintenance:
Preventive Maintenance: This type of maintenance is the most effective to extend pavement life in a cost-effective way. Preventative maintenance is a strategy of surface treatments when the asphalt is in relatively good condition. From crack sealing small cracks to sealcoating parking lots, preventative maintenance addresses minor issues before they become serious issues. Click here to read about Steps to Preventing Asphalt Deterioration.
Corrective Maintenance: This type of maintenance is performed when the pavement needs repair and is usually more costly. Repairs could be structural overlays, mill, and overlays, minor pothole repair, patching, rutting, or extensive cracking. Corrective maintenance is also referred to as “reactive” maintenance.
Emergency Maintenance: Performed during an emergency, such as a blowout or severe pothole that needs repair immediately for safety reasons or to allow traffic to utilize the roadway or parking lot. This also describes temporary treatments designed to hold the surface together until more permanent repairs can be performed.