Remember that small crack in your driveway that you noticed last autumn, but decided to ignore? Well, it may have expanded over the winter. Most driveways in the GTA are made of asphalt and, as a result of heavy snow and extreme cold, asphalt can develop damaging cracks and holes.
If you notice cracks in your parking lot or driveway, sealing and repair should occur immediately before a heavy rainfall potentially makes them worse; a driveway repair service in Toronto will not be hard to find.
Here are a few other things to keep in mind concerning asphalt paving in Toronto:
Spot the Problem Areas
Depressions in your pavement can sometimes be difficult to spot. An easy way to find them is to inspect your pavement after it has rained and mark the areas where puddles have formed. Professional asphalt paving contractors can then remove the area around the asphalt that is causing the problem.
What about Potholes?
Potholes or broken areas of asphalt are signs of pavement failure. Potholes typically form following freeze-thaw cycles during the winter— and in recent years, the GTA has experienced several of these cycles! There may be “quick-fix” pothole repair patches available at hardware stores, but if you want to avoid further costly repairs down the road, it is highly recommended that you hire professionals to handle the repairs.
Early Spring Is the Best Time for Asphalt Paving in Toronto
You may be anxious to put the cold winter months behind you, especially if your parking lot experienced damage due to plowing and salting. Now may be the perfect time to have asphalt milling, crack sealing, and paving services performed. That’s because the best temperature to apply crack sealer is between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius, so avoid rainy days and late season applications.
What Happens When Asphalt Paving Contractors Visit My Property?
When you call Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. for your pavement repairs, we arrive at your site the day before to block off the work area; this will provide a smooth work environment and ensure minimal disruption. Our experts will then determine where the problem areas are situated and all cracks will be routed and blown free of dirt and debris. From there, we fill in the cracks using a durable, high-quality joint sealant that meets provincial highway specifications.
Keep in mind that spring is a busy time for driveway sealing and repairs in the GTA, so make sure to contact Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. today to schedule your pavement repairs!