As a real estate owner, the aesthetics of your property remain important to you, which is why it can be a frustrating experience watching your paved surfaces deteriorate or decline right, year after year. If you have been dealing with pavement problems long enough, then it is time to starting searching for solutions. Fortunately, our paving experts have provided a list of the most common inquiries we get pertaining to pavement performance issues and repair.
Continue reading to review this list, and learn what your options are for turning the condition of your pavement around.
Why is My Concrete Pavement Cracking?
Concrete is susceptible to a variety of elements and influences that can cause it to crack, buckle, crumble, and more. Most commonly, it is due to freeze thaw cycles and other harsh environmental conditions. Concrete also cracks when it is not properly mixed and cured.
Why Do I Have Potholes in My Parking Lot?
Potholes form as a result of annual freeze and thaw cycles. This cycle of freezing and thawing causes pavements to expand and contract, which results in deteriorated aggregate. As pavement aggregate worsens, it weakens, and begins to deteriorate further until a hole is formed on the surface. Foot and vehicular traffic are contributing factors to a growing pothole, as well as, inclement weather and other natural elements.
Why Do I Have So Many Puddles?
Parking lots can have a lot of puddles for a number of reasons, including sub-base issues and poor water drainage. But the most common culprit behind mass parking lot puddles is rutting and depressions. Poor compaction is generally the cause behind rutting and grade depression problems. During the pavement installation process, a roller is used to compact the asphalt. If improper technique, equipment, or roller size is used, poor compaction will result.
What Did the Sealcoat Peel Off My Asphalt?
The most common reason behind peeling sealcoat is a failure to bond. When asphalt surfaces contain oil spots, dirt, rust, and other contaminants, the sealcoat cannot properly bond to the asphalt. And when sealcoats are applied during seasons of cold weather, it can affect the outcome if the curing process takes place in freezing cold temperatures.
How Do I Remove Mold From Concrete?
Mold can be cleaned from concrete with a few simple steps. You can opt for an over-the-counter mold-killing detergent, or you can make your own solution with bleach and water. Either way, some thorough scrubbing action, followed by an extended soak-time and a rinse, can get the job done. Use a pressure washer to rinse the pavement clean for best results.
How Do I Remove Stains On My Pavement?
It depends on the type of stain. Rubber tire marks will come clean with a hard bristled broom and some rock salt. Grease stains will require some pressured water, dishwashing liquid, and a strong-bristled brush. For moss stains, combine distilled white vinegar and water, saturate the stains, allow everything to soak for 30 minutes, then scrub away with a hard bristled brush.
How Do I Make My Asphalt Look Better?
If your paved surface is old and faded, an overlay is a great investment. As long as the existing pavement is in good structural condition, a new layer of asphalt can be poured directly over it, rendering a fresh, brand-new paved surface. Not only are overlays efficient and cost-effective, they are long-lasting.