Irrespective of whether you manage a commercial property or an entire community of homeowners, maintenance of paving is compulsory. Emphasis needs to be placed on fixing roads when there is an issue as opposed to maintaining and preserving existing asphalt. Further facts about Allentown, PA can be found here.

Here are the  three types of pavement maintenance:

Preventive Maintenance: This type of maintenance is the most effective to extend pavement life cost-effectively.   Preventative maintenance is a strategy of surface treatments when the pavement is in relatively good condition.  From crack sealing small cracks to seal coating parking lots, preventative maintenance addresses minor issues before they become serious issues. Information about Steps to Preventing Deterioration can be found here.

Corrective Maintenance: This type of maintenance is performed when the pavement needs repair and is usually more costly.  Repairs could be structural overlays, mill, and overlays, minor pothole repair, patching, rutting, or extensive cracking.  Corrective maintenance is also referred to as “reactive” maintenance.

Emergency Maintenance: Performed during an emergency, such as a blowout or severe pothole that needs repair immediately for safety reasons or to allow traffic to utilize the roadway or parking lot. This also describes temporary treatments designed to hold the surface together until more permanent repairs can be performed.