At Economy Paving we believe that an educated customer is a good customer.  We often get asked what our customers should be doing in regards to their maintenance.

  • Inspect your property on a regular basis.

  • Do not irrigate asphalt, concrete and wall surfaces or their substrates.

  • Make sure heavy truck service access areas are property designed for their use; these areas often require an upgrade from their initial design.

  • Keep weeds, vegetation detritus and debris off asphalt and concrete surfaces.

  • Asphalt cracks greater than ¼” should be filled annually.

  • Potholes should be properly repaired when observed; delaying patch work will increase the cost to repair and pose a safety hazard.

  • Sidewalk heaving should be repaired when observed as a safety concern.

  • Control drainage onto and from asphalt and concrete infrastructure in accordance with site design.

  • Seal coating does help preserve the life of asphalt and improves appearance, but is not a substitute for repair or a wear surface.

  • Make sure you have a good plan with your snow removal contractor for where snow is stored on site.  Use snow curbs where appropriate (sloped curbs are used for snow push over).

  • If you have standing water on your parking lot after rains and snows, call a contractor to get an evaluation of how your exterior surfaces are draining and what can be done to improve the situation.