How to Get Your Asphalt Pavement Completed This Winter
We’ve been a bit spoiled so far this season, but now we’re starting to see some snow around the GTA. With snow comes the time for you to think about asphalt winter maintenance for your commercial property. This is something that is an ongoing process, but winter comes with its own set of challenges for which you need to be prepared.
A big part of asphalt repair in Toronto actually starts with proper maintenance. You need to know the steps that you can take to reduce the wear and the damage on your commercial property. That being said, we’ve come up with a list of actions you can take to make sure your asphalt makes it through the winter in good condition.
Check for Cracks and Repair
An easy way of knowing what kind of shape your commercial property is in is to check for cracks. A simple walk through should give you at least a general idea of what kind of work your property might need. Of course, cracks can mean a lot more than just sealing, but identifying problem areas is a start.
Avoid the Use of Chemical De-Icers
Chemical de-icers are just bad for your asphalt. Chemicals, such as nitrates, sugar beets, or ammonium sulphates, can do more damage to your commercial property than good. You’d be surprised to know that many of these chemicals are also found in the salt used to de-ice your asphalt.
Wash on Warmer Winter Days
The warmer days make it easier to wash off the gunk that gets accumulated on your asphalt. Washing on warmer days is also more effective because there is no snow or ice mounted on your asphalt. It’s not always possible to wait for the warmer days in between the freezing ones, but it’s always beneficial, if possible.
Snow and Ice Removal
Snow and ice are obviously liquids. We’ve spoken at length about how the accumulation of snow or ice can cause cracks on your commercial property. As soon as the snowfall ends, it’s a good idea to shovel it off right away.
Protect from Winter Damage
Don’t ever feel like it’s too late to protect your commercial property from winter damage. Sealcoating is best completed at more ideal conditions, which are anything from 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and above. However, more general maintenance can be addressed at any time during the winter.
Hire Professional Services
If you want what’s best for your commercial property, hire the professionals. Professionals understand asphalt maintenance to its core and know what to look for and what to do to maintain your asphalt.
Lincoln Construction Group has been around for decades. We work with some of the top property developers in Canada and have established a reputation for quality work on all of the commercial projects we take on.
If you are a commercial property owner looking to protect your asphalt from the impending winter, then contact us today.