by mike mike

Asphalt Repairs are a critical and often overlooked part of maintaining your property, and fall is the perfect time of year to get them done. Fall is the driest time of year in the Tri-State Area, and the cooler air temperatures make for comfortable working conditions. Asphalt repairs cannot be done in the winter for a multitude of reasons. In the winter months, the ground temperature is very low, making hot asphalt very difficult to work with. Precipitation is also most common in the winter months and precipitation and asphalt don’t mix. Precipitation can erode fresh asphalt and prevent proper compaction, leading to uneven surfaces. For these reasons, asphalt repairs are an imperative part of the preparation for the winter months. They are a crucial step that will facilitate snow removal and could save you from costly repairs come spring. 

The Tri-State Area is known for its extreme temperature fluctuations and harsh winter weather. This weather is what leads to the appearance of potholes and cracks in roads, driveways, and parking lots every spring. This is because, in the winter, snow, sleet, and rain are commonplace. When this precipitation collects in pre-existing cracks and freezes into ice, it expands. Then, when the temperature rises, the ice thaws and more water trickles in. This process keeps repeating as the temperature fluctuates, widening cracks, and creating potholes. New Jersey has an average of 105 days where the low temperature reaches below freezing. This is why fall is the perfect time to take preventative measures and invest in asphalt repairs.

 Contact DeCarlo Landscaping today for an estimate on asphalt repairs for your commercial grounds.