If you’ve determined it’s time to get your commercial lot repaired or replaced and you just need to figure out when to schedule it, take a look at the end of March through the third week in June. Or to put it differently, try to schedule asphalt work during the spring. Spring is irrefutably the best time to hire an asphalt paving company.
Hot, Hot, Hot
The summer months can be hot, but working in asphalt during the summer can be unbearably hot. When it’s 90 degrees outside, asphalt can reach temperatures of 150 degrees. This can make conditions unbearably hot and unpleasant to work in. Rather than risk having a company reschedule due to hot weather and having to re-notify hundreds of tenants, it’s best to schedule when it will be a bit cooler.
Hot Mix Asphalt Can’t Be Too Hot
Asphalt is more or less a liquid before it gets poured onto a surface. As long as it’s kept warm “hot mix” asphalt will remain in a liquefied form until necessary. If temperatures cool down, however, the mixture can cool down and thicken, which makes it difficult to spread evenly. Spring provides the best temperatures to ensure asphalt is properly mixed and can spread easily.
Although asphalt repairs can be completed in light rain, heavy rains may cause the asphalt to cool too quickly. Or worse, too much rain can get inside the asphalt mixture and compromise the integrity of the asphalt quality.
Get Ahead of Last Minute Scheduling
Not everyone is going to be on the ball when it comes to asphalt repair and maintenance scheduling. Chances are several people will try to schedule asphalt services before the fall and winter rains hit, and it could prove difficult to secure a spot if you don’t plan ahead.
Spring is the best possible time to get your paving projects completed by a professional. Unfortunately, most people already know this and will be trying to schedule spring asphalt or repair work as well. Be sure to call NVM Paving and Concrete at 703-423-0471 or send an email to [email protected] to secure your appointment as soon as possible.