There's no point budgeting to repave your entire asphalt parking lot if only a relatively small area actually needs to be repaved. Ideally you'd like to budget to repave just the area that needs it and then re-allocate the remaining budget to keep the good areas good through pavement maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:
Asphalt begins to degrade beginning the day it is laid down. If not properly maintained, your asphalt will likely degrade to the point where your pavement will need serious (costly) work. However, if you catch problems in their early stages, you can take preventative action to avoid future (costly) headaches.
Oxidation is the first visible sign of a pavement distress. Once asphalt pavement becomes oxidized, your pavement will begin to fail (cracks, alligator cracks, potholes, depressions, etc.). Below are three signs that your pavement is oxidized:
Hawaii's unique environment poses challenges when it comes to keeping your HVAC/R unit running efficiently. The salt air from the ocean will cause corrosion against unprotected units. When your unit's fins and coils corrode, the air can't flow as easily, causing your unit to work harder than it needs to. The harder your unit needs to work, the shorter its operating life.
Our protective treatment for HVAC/R units extends the unit's operating life. Below are some frequently asked questions we receive from customers.
Asphalt maintenance and repair is a lot more than repaving. In fact, repaving is usually going to be your last resort. There are a number of things you can do (and not do) to extend the life of your asphalt pavement. But the most important part of maintenance is being preemptive: you've got to keep your good pavement good. This means treating your pavement before any serious deterioration starts.
Below are five DO's and DON'Ts for asphalt maintenance and repair.