5 Myths About Asphalt Repair That Will Surprise You

5 Myths About Asphalt Repair That Will Surprise You

Asphalt repair is a necessary part of asphalt maintenance, but sometimes it isn’t easy to know when it’s time for repairs. The asphalt in your driveway or parking lot can be torn up by all sorts of things – from traffic and weather to tree roots and potholes.

Asphalt repairs are essential for keeping asphalt in good condition, but there are some misconceptions about asphalt repair that you may not have been aware of before. In this blog post, we will explore five myths about asphalt repair so you can make a decision based on the facts!

Myth #1: You Need to Replace the Entire Asphalt Surface When One Spot is Damaged

Truth: This isn’t always the case – if one spot is damaged, depending on its size and location relative to other asphalt, you might only need to replace that spot.

However, if there are multiple asphalt issues, you may need to replace the asphalt in its entirety.

Myth #2: All Asphalt Repair Professionals are the Same

Truth: While asphalt repairs generally follow a set of guidelines that make it possible for any asphalt company to complete the required work, not all paving companies have the specific equipment or materials required.

Make sure to ask your asphalt contractor what makes them different from other companies.

Myth #3: Asphalt Repairs Are Only Cosmetic

Truth: A well-installed asphalt pavement definitely beautifies your property, but if not maintained it can become a hazard and even lead to accidents and injuries. Asphalt will eventually crack down the line. It is imperative to get asphalt repaired before it cracks, or else you risk having pieces of asphalt break off and cause further damage to your asphalt paving.

If there are any potholes or other asphalt damages that need repair, make sure to immediately take action because asphalt repair will only worsen if left alone for too long.

Myth #4: Asphalt Repairs Can be Done Quickly and Cheaply

Truth: Asphalt repair is not a quick process. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 16 hours or more, depending on the size of the project and area.

Also, asphalt repairs can be expensive because asphalt itself isn’t cheap, and you have to pay for materials as well as labor costs that go into fixing your asphalt paving.

Be sure to get quotes from more than one asphalt contractor before choosing the right asphalt repair service for your project.

Myth #5: Asphalt Repairs are Only Needed When Damage is Visible

Truth: Asphalt repairs are needed when driving over an asphalt surface causes drivers to feel or hear damage. This could be due to asphalt settlement. It could also be caused by either asphalt over-compaction or under-compaction that can cause ridges and ruts in the asphalt surface, making it rough for drivers.

Asphalt repairs are needed whether you can see damage on the asphalt paving surface or not.

We hope that this blog post has helped dispel some of the myths about asphalt repair, and we’re excited to offer you a free quote. Whether your goal is increased curb appeal, better sustainability, or just an overall more pleasing appearance for your property as a whole, Asphalt Specialties can help!

We offer high-quality asphalt repair services for both residential and commercial clients throughout Burley, ID. We are licensed and insured by the Idaho Contractors Board and possess cutting-edge equipment to keep your pavement in the best condition possible. Request a free quote today!