Finding an asphalt contractor is the first step toward improving the look of your driveway and parking lot. Contractors do more than just pave; they provide maintenance, repairs and sealing to give you a pavement that always looks good.

It can be tempting to put off repairs and services until the damage is unmanageable. However, this often results in higher costs and less usability down the road.

If you have any of the issues we list below, it’s time to contact an asphalt contractor.

1. Potholes and Cracks

Asphalt can last a long time, if you are careful and diligent in maintaining it. The biggest danger comes from potholes and cracks.

When these appear, it weakens the structural integrity of the pavement. Water and other debris is then able to penetrate the surface. Water is damaging, especially during the winter months, because it will freeze and expand. This causes the asphalt cracks to widen.

The best option is to contact an asphalt contractor as soon as you notice these cracks. A contractor will fill them and add a protective seal coat on top.

2. You’re a New Business Owner

Another time to contact a contractor is if you’ve recently become involved in a brick-and-mortar business.

Parking lots and businesses are heavily regulated by the state. An asphalt contractor can tell you if your parking lot is not only being utilized correctly, but also if it follows all the fire codes and regulations of your city.

3. The Weather Is Changing

Lastly, if you live in an area with very cold winters, contact your contractor to make sure that your pavement is in its best shape.

Winters are notorious for being hard on roads and parking lots. Lots of snow and freezing temperatures can damage pavement.

Instead of waiting for the damage to occur, call a contractor and get a protective coat before the cold hits.

Find an Asphalt Contractor Today!

Having an asphalt contractor you can rely on will not only save you money and time, but it will also give you an added peace of mind. You won’t have to worry if you are following all the ordinances or if your parking lot flows well — you’ll know.

You can trust our team at Renaissance Asphalt Services. Call us today for a free consultation and to learn about other warning signs for your driveway and parking lot.