Living in an area with four distinct seasons can be challenging, especially for your asphalt pavement. As we transition from warmer weather into colder temperatures, the freeze-thaw cycle begins to take its toll on your pavement. In general, asphalt pavements hold up better in warmer months since they become more flexible and less likely to crack. However, as the temperature cools down, the pavement’s pliability decreases, and it becomes more prone to cracking. 

What Causes Asphalt Pavement Damage During the Colder Months? 

One of the major reasons why seasonal changes affect your pavement is improper drainage. In the winter, water can get trapped in the foundation of your pavement, expanding as it freezes. The resulting pressure can damage the pavement, causing cracks and other forms of deterioration that can compromise the pavement’s integrity. These cracks can also become breeding grounds for weeds, further weakening your pavement. 

Protect Your Asphalt Pavement with Sealcoating 

Fortunately, there are several ways to protect your pavement from seasonal damage. One of the best ways to extend the life of your asphalt pavement is by having it sealcoated. Professional sealcoating is an effective prevention method that can help to seal small cracks so that they don’t turn into larger ones, causing your pavement to deteriorate. 

Expert sealcoating helps make your asphalt pavement appear cleaner by washing away dirt and debris from the smooth, non-porous surface. A reputable paving company like Metro Paving Inc can provide you with the tools and expertise to perform this preventative maintenance and keep your pavement looking great for longer. 

Don’t wait for the seasons to come and go without taking care of your pavement. Protecting your asphalt pavement is a long-term investment that saves you time and money in the long run. For expert paving services, contact Metro Paving Inc today to schedule a professional evaluation of your pavement and receive a maintenance plan that will ensure its longevity. Take action today and make your pavement last for years to come!