Winter is upon us at last in Minnesota. With the holidays just around the corner, frosty mornings and winter days are here to stay for a while. But winter in Minnesota can be bitterly cold, which can take its toll on your asphalt pavement. Our asphalt pavement contracting experts at J&W Asphalt in Minneapolis understand how to keep your asphalt in great shape for many winters to come.
We’ve put together this helpful guide to walk you through what you should look for during the winter so we can fix your pavement this spring. Read on to learn more about how cold weather affects your driveway, then give us a call this spring so we can get your asphalt driveway back on track.
Winter Precipitation and Your Asphalt Pavement
Winter brings precipitation, which can take its toll on damaged pavement. Rain, sleet, hail, snow, and wintry mix can all affect your asphalt. When your asphalt pavement is in great shape, the surface is completely waterproof.
Water from winter precipitation will typically run over the surface of pavement and into storm drains. However, if minor cracks and damage are allowed to worsen, the water from this precipitation can seep into the pavement beneath the surface, damaging its structural integrity.
Asphalt Pavement Damage
When wintertime hits in Minnesota, the mercury drops below the freezing level and will often stay there for many days. When the cold weather kicks in, any water which has pooled in cracks and potholes will freeze. The ice expands, which causes cracks to widen and pavement damage to expand.
The cracks will allow water to seep into the otherwise waterproof surface of the pavement, which can cause structural damage to the pavement. This also reduces the life expectancy of your pavement.
Asphalt Patching and Infrared Repair
As winter weather begins to creep in, it’s a good idea to assess your pavement for damage. If you repair damage before it becomes a problem, this can prevent further structural issues for your pavement and help protect you against liability.
Our pavement asphalt contractors can use infrared repair technology to quickly and easily repair any surface damage to your asphalt. Infrared repair recycles existing pavement, making it an environmentally friendly way to get your pavement looking and functioning at its intended quality level.
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Minneapolis Asphalt Paving Contractors
Don’t let minor cracks and damage become out of control this winter. Let our asphalt pavement contracting professionals get your pavement looking its best again. Our asphalt contractors can repair any minor damage after the winter ends and help keep the structural integrity of your asphalt pavement intact.
Whether you need parking lot installation, dig out and replace, or minor repairs, our professional team can get you on track. Give us a call this spring for help with your asphalt repair project at 952.894.9078, or contact us online to request a quote.