Asphalt Pavement Life Cycle Explained by Asphalt Pavers

Due to its durability and affordability, paving with asphalt is one of the most popular choices for driveways, sidewalks, and parking lots. However, just like any other material, it eventually wears down over time and needs to be replaced. Understanding the four stages of the pavement life cycle is essential to help you keep your asphalt pavement looking great for years to come.

Installation/Construction Phase

The installation and construction phase of paving with asphalt is the first stage of the asphalt life cycle. During this phase, a qualified contractor will assess your property and install the new pavement, from excavating and grading the surface to applying a top layer of asphalt. Make sure to hire experienced contractors to ensure proper installation.

Maintenance Phase

 Maintenance is one of the most overlooked yet important phases of asphalt paving. Once installed, your new asphalt pavement needs regular inspections. Preventive maintenance is essential to extending its lifespan. Sealcoating and crack-filling can protect your pavement from water damage and other deterioration caused by weather conditions or traffic.

Rehabilitation/Restoration Phase

 At some point, your asphalt pavement may need rehabilitation or restoration services to restore its original condition. Experienced professionals will assess your asphalt for wear or damage. An asphalt rejuvenator may be needed. Asphalt rejuvenation fills cracks and restores the integrity of the surface.

Replacement Phase

After 15-20 years, your asphalt pavement will reach the end of its lifespan and require replacement. Replacing an aging asphalt pavement is a straightforward process experienced contractors can handle.

Extending the Lifecycle of Your Pavement

To extend the lifespan of your asphalt pavement, consider investing in Rejuvaseal. It’s a highly effective sealcoat that cures in just 48 hours, resulting in a beautiful, dark surface that lasts longer than any other sealcoat. 

Paving with Asphalt?

Including Rejuvaseal when paving with asphalt increases your property value, demonstrating that you care greatly for your property’s maintenance. Contact asphalt pavers BlakRoc today for a FREE consultation and to learn more about our maintenance program.

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