When to Plan Your Next Pavement Project

A new year is just around the corner, which often means it’s a time to plan for new projects. Many organizations and businesses take the end of the year to plan ahead for new projects to come the following year. If you’re considering a new pavement project or parking lot renovation for your organization’s to-do list, we have some helpful tips to get you started on planning.


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When is it time for a new paving project?

As a business owner, you may be wondering if it’s the right time to start a new paving project. There are many tell tale signs that your parking lot needs to be renovated or repaired like: 


  • Aesthetics: How does your parking lot look? Take a moment to walk around your commercial parking lot space and observe how it’s looking. A businesses curb appeal is crucial to making a good first impression. 
  • Cracks and Potholes: If you’re seeing a variety of different cracks, large or small, it may be time to renovate your parking lot. Similarly, if you see more than one pothole on your surface, it could be time to resurface your parking lot. 
  • Survey for Damage: There are options outside of repaving a parking lot that can be taken into consideration. For example, if you’re only seeing one or two potholes, but the foundation still has a solid base, then cold asphalt patches can sometimes be applied as a solution. 


Now that you’ve walked around and considered the condition of your parking lot, it may be the right time to resurface or repave the area. If that’s the case, when is the ideal time of year for a pavement project? We have the answers!


Generally speaking, you want the temperature to be very neutral, as in not too hot and not too cold. When it’s too cold, this can slow down the curing process of asphalt. Asphalt pavement needs the temperature to be warm, because the warmth will enhance the curing process. 


You’ll also want to consider other environmental factors like rain and snow. It’s never a good time to pave or repave a parking lot surface during harsh weather. For this reason, Spring and Summer are the ideal times to plan your next paving or repaving project. Keep this in mind as you budget and plan for big expenditures in 2022! 


Connect With Pro-Pave, Inc. 


Pro-Pave, Inc. has established a reputation as one of the Washington, DC area’s most reliable paving companies. We know everything to know about asphalt paving. 


We currently offer these asphalt services for roads, parking lots, and more: Excavation, Asphalt Stone Work, Asphalt Grading, Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Patching, Asphalt Milling, Asphalt Sealcoating, Asphalt Crack Sealing, and Asphalt Striping and Signage.


 To find out more about how we can help your business with all of your paving needs, contact Pro-Pave today. Visit our website, or give us a call at (703) 433-9500.


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