When you’re the head of an HOA, you know how important it is to keep a beautiful, pristine look on all of your resident’s homes. But what about the driveways?
The asphalt driveway is one of the first things caught by the eye in terms of curb appeal. It also holds the important role of providing spaces for residents’ second-biggest investment: their vehicles.
When your community’s asphalt becomes worn with potholes, it can add up in more ways than one. For starters, resident complaints will start trickling in – especially if someone damages their car because of a pothole.
According to the American Automobile Association, pothole damage costs drivers an average of $300 per year. This yearly cost can be avoided if you keep your driveways and neighborhood streets properly maintained, but how does an HOA go about that?
Here are some ways your HOA can prevent potholes and maintain pavement!
When it comes to your HOA’s freshly paved asphalt, adding a layer of sealcoating is worth the investment. Sealcoating will extend the life and look of your asphalt by several years at the least.
Sealcoating protects against wear and tear from the elements including UV rays, rain, snow, water, and even engine fluids.
No matter what you do to increase the functionality and lifespan of your HOA’s asphalt, the damage will appear over time. Staying on top of asphalt repairs as soon as you spot damage will save you plenty of money and headaches down the road.
By sealing cracks or patching small holes, you will help prevent water from seeping into the center of the asphalt’s body, which can cause significant structural damage.
Ah yes, the main source of headaches when it comes to asphalt damage: potholes.
If cracks and small holes aren’t sealed in time, water damage will begin to erode the asphalt from within, causing gaping potholes. When potholes appear around your HOA, that’s a good sign your pavement needs attention ASAP.
Infrared pothole repair is a quick, seamless, and environmentally friendly way to patch potholes around your HOA. Some pothole patches are disappointingly temporary, but infrared pothole repair will provide a more permanent solution!
Dig Out and Replacement
If worse comes to worst, there is always the option of dig out and asphalt replacement.
Full replacement is a larger upfront cost, but proper installation and sealcoating will keep your freshly paved HOA fully functional and pristine for years to come, potentially saving you thousands on repair costs down the road.
Contact J&W Asphalt for Your HOA
When your homeowner’s association requires trusted asphalt repair and replacement, call on J&W Asphalt! Request a free quote online or give us a call at 952-800-9463 today.