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4 Truths Business Owner’s should Know about Asphalt Pavement

As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate to keep your business running smoothly. One such item is ensuring your parking lot, trail ways, tennis courts, and many other paved surfaces are up to your standards. Many consumers are more apt to visit a business with a good amount of curb appeal, which does include the parking lot. One that is plagued with cracks and potholes is apt to turn away potential visitors. 

1. Sealcoating: While it’s a necessary step in the asphalt paving process, it doesn’t need to be performed immediately. This also allows for the pavement to cure, which is essential to its longevity. 3-5 years is ideal before applying sealcoating. From there, you can have a sealcoating application installed every 24 to 48 months. 

2. No Traffic: A newly paved surface needs time to dry, harden, adhere, and bond. Because of this it is highly recommended that there is no traffic on the new asphalt pavement. Allowing traffic of any sort on your asphalt pavement before it has had time to cure could compromise its integrity. 

3. Asphalt Evaluations: On an annual basis, you and your contractor should evaluate your pavement. During this process they will monitor, record, and determine if rehabilitative measures should be taken for your asphalt pavement. 

4. Evaluate Your Contractor: If the contractor who performed the initial pavement process did a less than adequate or sub-par job, then you should evaluate the team who is working on the project. HMA Contracting Corp. is a leader in New York State’s asphalt paving industry and understands the importance of doing the job properly. 

While evaluating contractors, we encourage you to contact HMA Contracting Corp.. Our years of experience, knowledge, and expertise will be the perfect solution to your asphalt paving needs. In addition to asphalt pavement, we offer a variety of services including drainage solutions, retaining walls, and asphalt stamping.