Bike rides, swimsuits and boat rides are common during the summer, what most people don’t know is that the long daylight hours, increased UV radiation and high temperatures can cause damage to asphalt pavements. Conducting regular pavement maintenance on your driveway/parking lot in the summer can help prevent damage from the hot summer sun.  Here are some must-do projects before the colder winter months get here:


Parking Lots

The face of your business is the parking lot. Stepping out onto a faded parking lot with weeds seeping through the plentiful cracks creates the impression that your business is neglected and lacking a regular stream of customers. If a customer steps out onto a crack-free, shiny black parking lot, they can see that you care about and readily invest in your business. Gravel lots may be a cheaper option than asphalt, but gravel certainly does not provide the durability that asphalt does. When you have an asphalt lot, you will not have to worry about canyons forming in your lot whenever it rains, which would stop many customers from parking there.


Driveways

Having relatives over for the summer?  Are you visiting family or friends as well? When guests come to visit your home, you want to make a good first impression with a smooth, level, visually appealing driveway installation. In addition to visual benefits, asphalt is structurally strong and very long lasting, with an average lifespan up to two decades or more.If your home already has an asphalt driveway, and it’s beginning to show signs of wear, you may want to consider resurfacing or repair this summer. It’s also worth paying attention to how well your parking lot is leveled, and whether the drainage is functioning properly.




Walkways

Summer is an excellent time to install the walking pavement that you have been picturing in front of your home, business, or in your garden pathway. Asphalt walkways are easier to maintain than brick or stone walkways, since weeds cannot peak through the spaces between. Also, asphalt does not move when you walk on it. Asphalt walkways offer a finished look for your home or business, and they require very little maintenance over the long time.

 

If you feel that your asphalt driveway or parking lot would benefit from our services, don’t hesitate to call Bradley's Paving at (972) 827-7463. We are always happy to help our clients improve the curb appeal of their homes or businesses through quality asphalt surfaces.