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Did you know that neglecting your pavement might cost you money in the long run? Your parking lot, private road, or other paving is often the first thing your clients see when they visit your Kitchener, Cambridge, or Waterloo business location and poorly cared for asphalt can leave a bad impression.

Although asphalt is built to be tough, it’s not impervious to damage. What’s more, once the integrity of your asphalt has been compromised by a single crack, it’s much more vulnerable to further deterioration. Here are a few causes of damage to asphalt that will need to be repaired and are common in the Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo areas:

  • Poor drainage can allow water to pool and penetrate your asphalt, causing water damage

  • Improperly laid asphalt can leave your foundation compromised from the beginning

  • Changing temperatures, which are common in Ontario, cause water to expand and contract, causing cracks in asphalt

  • Heavy weight or traffic can damage asphalt if it’s over certain limits

  • Vegetation, such as tree roots, can compromise your asphalt from underneath, causing cracks or even larger damaged areas

The best way to avoid damage from these sources is to contact your local commercial paving experts in the Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo area. In consultation with experts, there are many preventative measures that can be taken to preserve your asphalt against these dangers. In some cases, each dollar spent on maintenance of your asphalt can lead to savings of up to ten dollars in repair or replacement.

What can the experts do to help?

Professional paving contractors can develop effective prevention measures for your asphalt; when considering a new parking lot, pavement, or driveway, you should explain fully to your local contractor what kind of traffic your pavement will handle. Experienced paving contractors are already familiar with the prevailing weather conditions in Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo and can combine this information to ensure that your new asphalt surface performs in all conditions. What’s more, your contractor will be able to assess the current state of your asphalt and whether minor maintenance or more extensive repairs are necessary. These can range from crack filling, sealing, patching, to more extensive replacement of asphalt.

If you’re concerned about the state of your asphalt, want to save some money in the long run, or simply want to know more about asphalt maintenance, contact us at K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd. today. We got our start as a paving contractor in the Kitchener area in 1957 and have developed a stellar reputation for high quality work and reliability. Get in touch for a quick, no-obligation quote or any advice you might need about your asphalt.


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