What is asphalt season?

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If your pavement has broken down then it is time to get a professional on the job. Leaving it to its own devices ensures that your repairs are going to be more costly and time-consuming. Fixing your asphalt as soon as you can is important. However, you do not want to jump the gun! If you try to schedule a fix-up when you are out of asphalt season then the work done to your pavement could do more harm than good. So what is asphalt season and why does it matter? Let’s go over some of the basics so you can feel confident in any repairs or paving you are planning to do.

What is the best time of year to lay asphalt?

Spring and Summer are without a doubt the best time of year to lay asphalt. The hotter seasons provide the optimal weather conditions for asphalt mix. If you were not aware, asphalt mix needs to be heated up before it is placed down. If it cools off too fast then you are going to encounter a lot of problems when trying to place it down. Unfortunately, this means that the colder temperatures make it almost impossible to pave.

Because the asphalt mix cools off too fast in the winter there is almost never an instance in which you are going to be able to completely redo a property. As a whole, if you can schedule your paving job for summer and winter then you are going to be much happier with the end result.

Is asphalt good in the winter?

As a whole, laying down asphalt is not a good idea in the winter. Despite that, it is important to note that asphalt repairs are not impossible in the winter. Cold mix asphalt can be used regardless of the temperature outside. Using cold mix to fill in cracks and perform repairs, while convenient, should not be your go-to. The cold mix is less durable and has a shorter lifespan than the standard mix. This means that you are not going to be able to repave a whole property in the winter months. Instead, you should repair the problem spots with cold mix and wait until spring to start your larger projects.

Getting in Touch Ahead of Time

Before you are far along in the asphalt season you should schedule your maintenance. Getting in touch with a company far ahead of time guarantees that you are going to be the first in line for repaving. Although scheduling in the middle of winter might seem like overkill, it is going to pay off in the long run. Bearing that in mind, it is time to begin researching asphalt companies near you so you can find a trusted professional who is going to give you what you need.

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