Pavement Maintenance for the Fall

Pavement maintenance is a great exercise that not only contributes to the longevity of a paved property but also reduces liabilities. The fall season is a good time to conduct your driveway maintenance as it can be difficult to maintain your pavements during the coming colder months.

During winter, temperatures fluctuate creating havoc on asphalt and concrete through the constant expansion and contraction of asphalt and concrete substrates from the freeze/thaw cycle. It is important to recognize areas of your asphalt pavement that may need maintenance so that you may get it done early enough and prevent costly repairs later on. Xsealer Asphalt Maintenance is ready to take care of your residential and commercial paving maintenance needs.

Things to Look for When Doing Pavement Maintenance

    1. Asphalt cracks

      The fall season is the best time of the year to perform asphalt crack repair. Asphalt material expands in hot weather and contracts in cold weather making it unsuitable to be repaired during such times.

    2. Cracks and potholes

      The first act of defense against water intrusion is crack sealing. Proper attention to cracks will keep problems from going further and double the life of the pavement. If cracks develop they should be sealed as soon as possible to prevent water infiltration.

    3. Wear and tear

      Seal coating is necessary for pavement preservation and extending the life of your asphalt pavement. This is part of the preventative maintenance program as it provides a protective barrier between the pavement, water, and sunlight while offering a new, aesthetic look to the property. It prevents the formation of cracks and improves the overall resilience and durability of the asphalt. Seal coating your asphalt driveway during fall will give you a worry-free winter.

    4. Drainage issues

      You also need to invest in good drainage that directs unwanted water from the paved surface. Preventing water intrusion and diversion should be a top priority in pavement maintenance.

If You Need Some Help with Pavement Maintenance, Call Xsealer!

Proper pavement maintenance will help extend the life of your asphalt and improve the curb appeal of your property. Xsealer’s asphalt pavement repair team can provide you with the service you need for the results that you deserve. Get in touch to learn more about our pavement maintenance plan. Contact us today to discuss your sealing needs.


Xsealer Asphalt Maintenance is a locally owned and operated company based out of Howard County with over 10 years of experience. From driveway sealing, asphalt parking lots and patching, Contact Xsealer for all of your asphalt maintenance needs.