Hello, spring! Winter is finally on its way out, and spring is ready to shine! As with many homeowners, now is the time to hit that spring cleaning checklist. Today, we are sharing with you 5 spring cleaning tips for asphalt!

Why is Spring Cleaning Important?

Your asphalt is exposed to freezing temperatures, heavy rain, thick snow, de-icing chemicals, mud, debris, and much more during the winter. By taking the time to perform spring cleaning, you can increase the lifespan of your asphalt while making it appear prettier. Ready to get started?

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Asphalt

#1: Give it a Bath

Before performing the following spring cleaning tips for asphalt, your asphalt needs to be clean. We recommend taking a high-powered hose and washing away the debris. Please note that any human garbage, like trash, should be picked up beforehand so that it doesn’t get in the city drain system. Otherwise, you can wash dirt, leaves, and pine needles away.

#2 Perform a Visual Inspection

While the following few tips aren’t precisely “cleaning,” it is essential for your asphalt maintenance. Once your asphalt is clean, you can perform a visual inspection. By doing so, you will be able to identify any locations that have sustained dents, cracks, fading, standing water, or potholes.

If you see any of these problems, you should contact your paving specialist for repairs. The longer you wait on these problems, the more complicated and expensive they are to fix in the long run.

#3: Get it Sealcoated

When was the last time that your asphalt was seal coated? Sealcoating should be a part of your regular maintenance schedule, and spring is the prime time to get it done before the summer heat sets in. Sealcoating will protect your asphalt from natural and human-made elements, helping it achieve a longer lifespan.

#4: Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

If your asphalt is designed for public spaces, like a parking lot, a fresh coat of paint can improve your overall aesthetic and attract more customers. We recommend adding a fresh coat of paint to parking lines, handicap areas, loading zones, no parking zones, speed bumps, crosswalks, and fire lanes.

#5 Clean Up Edging

The final cleaning tip for this spring is to clean up your edging. First, we recommend pulling any weeds or excess grass from the edges of the space, as well as any cracks if you haven’t had them repaired yet.

Then, we advise that you add or repair your edging. Edging creates a pleasing and functional end to your asphalt space. This improves the aesthetic, prevents ankles from rolling, and keeps weeds and grass from eating away at your asphalt.

Call Signature Paving for Your Spring Repairs

Do you have potholes, cracks, dents, or other spring maintenance issues? We are here to help! We can quickly and efficiently repair your asphalt damage. In addition, we offer painting and edging services. For more information, call us today!