Spring will be here before you know it. Have you thought about your maintenance and paving needs? Now is the time to make those plans.
According to Bridgestone Tire, road salt not only can rust your car, it can rust the road infrastructure. A well maintained roadway, with a full and sealed layer of asphalt, is your best defense against the possible damage of road salt.
“Automobile owners aren’t the only ones who need to worry about corrosion. Road salt can also damage bridges, parking garages, railroads, and other public transportation infrastructures. This corrosion damage is estimated to cost the highway and automobile industries $3.5 to $7 billion per year in the U.S.”
Potholes grow when the ice melts and re-freezes. Freezing water expands just a little, then seeps into the cracks when it melts. Then the cycle continues. That’s why roads are particularly bad in early spring, especially after a wet or snowy winter.
Salt and chemicals sprayed on roadways before a storm don’t do nearly as much damage as the freeze and refreeze cycle of the ice melt. Pay attention now to where trouble spots are. Your vehicles will thank you.
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Gravel driveways are impossible to shovel, dirty for your car, and can get uneven and washed out. Contact us to schedule your new concrete or asphalt driveway.
It’s just a few inches of asphalt surface, but making sure it’s in good condition is everything. Freezing temperatures, heavy trucks, salt, utility work, all deteriorate your roads and driveways. Call us to help you plan your maintenance and upkeep.
The weather is getting colder, and snow and ice will become a factor in growing potholes. Contact us to get a head start on your paving projects, before your vehicle pays the price in damages.
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