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FOUR WAYS TO KEEP YOUR ASPHALT LOOKING GREAT

Stacey Imber | Kipcon, Inc. 


When driving into a community, one of the first things you notice is the look of the roads and the feel of the pavement under your tires. Maintaining roadways, driveways, and walking paths enhance the beauty of your community. Smooth roadways also cut down on car maintenance which is sure to please homeowners.

Crack Filling: Maintain open seams and other open cracks before they deteriorate. Small, straight cracks can be filled to prolong the life of your asphalt. Not treated, these small cracks can, in time, become a costly paving project. Regular maintenance of asphalt cracks can prolong the useful life of your pavement and minimize more expensive repairs during future replacement projects.

Full Depth Repairs: Fractured joints, alligator cracks, and potholes may be indicative of deterioration below the surface. In these cases, full-depth repair may be required. Localized full-depth repair is an alternative interim solution for repairing a section of asphalt as opposed to a full mill and pave.

Milling and Paving: As asphalt pavement ages, the cost of annual maintenance increases and total remediation of the community’s pavement makes long-term financial sense. Pavement projects can be costly, but your roadways, driveways and walking paths will be new again. The process involves milling and disposing of the top several inches of asphalt repairing the underlying pavement base course as needed and installing a new asphalt top course. Pavement remediation can also include curb and drainage repair or the addition of speed calming devices such as speed humps.

Sealcoating and Restriping: Sealcoating can protect your asphalt from minor wear and UV damage. Sealcoating is recommended two years after a new installation, and every five years thereafter to maintain the beautiful look of your asphalt. Restriping is necessary after sealcoating, and it’s also a great way to give your community a quick makeover.

A professional engineer can perform an evaluation of your asphalt to help you confidently make the decisions needed to maintain the usefulness and appearance of your roadways, driveways, and walkways.

About Kipcon (KIP or 1,000 pounds CONsulting = KIPCON)
Kipcon Inc. is an innovative, full-service engineering firm founded in 1983. Our company specializes in a wide range of services.  Kipcon is committed to providing clients with sophisticated, cost-effective, and personalized engineering solutions, executed in a detail-oriented manner. Our illustrious reputation in the industry is a direct result of our ability to consistently deliver on this commitment. It is our goal to Engage with our clients, to Envision your needs, and to Engineer in order to meet your expectations. For additional information, visit kipcon.com, email us at info@kipcon.com, or call us at (732) 220-0200.

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Written by Stacey Imber

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