Getting It Done — 5 Essentials Reasons To Get Your Asphalt Repaired & Why It Will Save You Money

Carl Rivera
3 min readMar 2, 2022

Did you know that people are more likely to read blogs and online articles if they start off with a joke?

So a guy walks into a bar holding a big slab of asphalt under one arm, and he says to the bartender, “I’ll take two beers, one for me, and one for the road.”

If you’re still reading this, then I guess it worked, right?

Enough with the jokes though, let’s talk about the asphalt.

I don’t need to tell you that getting your driveway, road, or parking lot repaired can get a little pricey — but I do need to tell you that it’s worth it.

Like many other things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and getting the repairs done when they’re minor, will prevent the problem from getting worse.

Here are 5 excellent reasons to get your asphalt surfaces fixed, as soon as you notice a problem.

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1. Long Lifespan

Do you know what’s more expensive than getting some repairs?

Getting the whole thing replaced.

Regular repairs and resealing can more than double the lifespan of your asphalt, and that’s gonna save you a bundle in money and downtime.

2. Double Damage

Asphalt is known for being a little bit of a problem once it gets damaged if you don’t get it fixed.

Small cracks and potholes can let water into and underneath the asphalt, which can quickly cause a lot more damage than the original problem.

It’s even worse if you live in a cold climate where freezing and thawing can quickly expand tiny cracks into massive issues.

3. Curb Appeal

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Doesn’t a fresh parking lot just look fantastic?

Like a fresh coat of paint, it’s one of the simple things you can do that will make a huge visual difference, whether it’s for your home, or to impress your customers — it works.

Consider getting some fresh thermoplastic lines drawn on your lot to give it that extra “pop” and it can make the whole place look like it had a makeover.

4. Safety Matters

Small cracks or indents can quickly turn into large potholes, and that’s a serious safety concern.

Aside from the dangers of people falling and hurting themselves, they can easily damage cars that drive over them once they’re a certain size.

That can cause a lot of bad press, expensive problems, and even drive customers away.

5. It’s Quick & Easy

Unlike many types of repairs and renovations, most asphalt repairs can be done in a day or two, without causing too much hassle.

At worst, you lose access to your parking lot for a short time, which really isn’t so bad considering the benefits.

It is definitely quicker to have repairs done regularly than to have the entire lot ripped up and replaced because you let the problem grow beyond repair.

Your asphalt is one of the first things people see when they show up to your home or your business.

Those first impressions matter, and it’s so easy to make it a good one.

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A top-notch repair crew can help you with preventative maintenance that will save you money in the long run, and also keep your asphalt looking fresh and new.

It’s a win-win, all you have to do is make the call!

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Carl Rivera

“Everything you don’t know is something you can learn.”