Kalamazoo Asphalt Paving Company
Kalamazoo Asphalt Paving Company

How to Prolong the Life of Your Asphalt Surface

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We understand that a new asphalt parking lot or driveway is an investment in your property. This is why we recommend our customers take advantage of asphalt maintenance services to prolong the life of their pavement. Your asphalt surface may be showing you different signs that it’s in distress, such as potholes, cracks, or divots in the pavement. If you notice any damage to your pavement, you’ll need to contact an experienced Kalamazoo asphalt contractor as soon as possible before it grows into a larger expense.


Repair small cracks and divots with asphalt patches. Patches are an affordable option to repair asphalt cracks less than a quarter inch wide. If you don’t repair asphalt cracks right away, they can get bigger and allow water to seep into your pavement’s foundation.

Once the foundation has been water damaged, you may be left with expensive repairs or even total asphalt pavement replacement. We recommend calling an asphalt repair contractor as soon as you notice an issue with your parking lot or driveway.


A sealcoat is a protective layer applied to the surface of your asphalt pavement. Asphalt sealcoating prevents damage done by UV rays, rain, snow, and even automobile fluids. Anything you can do to prolong the life of your asphalt surface should be at least considered. In Michigan, the freeze-thaw cycles can cause asphalt to expand and contract, revealing structural weaknesses when the snow melts. Sealcoating adds another layer of protection against harsh weather conditions.


Asphalt resurfacing (also called top layer treatment) is great for pavements where the top layer is damaged, but the foundation is still strong. During resurfacing, your asphalt contractor will remove the top layer of asphalt and replace it with new asphalt. To determine if your driveway or parking lot is a candidate for resurfacing, we recommend you ask an asphalt contractor to inspect the pavement.


If your asphalt driveway or parking lot is pushing 20 years old, you’ll need to consider replacement. While you could always keep paying for asphalt repairs, eventually there will reach a point where it’s less expensive in the long-run to pay for asphalt paving replacement. Don’t let your finances get drained by constant asphalt repairs. Call a professional asphalt repair company today.

If you haven’t been keeping up with maintenance and repairs, you may have to replace your asphalt parking lot or driveway sooner than you think. If you suspect you may be ready for new asphalt, we recommend you call an asphalt contractor to inspect your paved surface. They will be able to determine whether your asphalt pavement needs to be replaced or can be salvaged with resurfacing. However, keep in mind that resurfacing is only an option as long as the foundation is structurally sound.

If you are interested in our asphalt paving services, please feel free to call our Kalamazoo MI asphalt contractors at (269) 496-7281. The asphalt paving contractors at TM Asphalt Sealing are dedicated to offering you services that preserve the appearance and function of asphalt surfaces.