Has your driveway recently cracked? Is your pavement looking like gravel in some places? When was the last time you inspected it?
For many consumers, maintenance is a once in a decade thing. Once they have installed a driveway or a pavement, they tend to overlook the maintenance it requires.
The primary reason is to save money, which is understandable, however seasonal maintenance not only increases the life of asphalt pavements/driveways but it also adds to your asset’s aesthetics.
In Derry, Hampshire, autumn cut short with high precipitation levels and chances of snow as early as October.
As discussed in previous articles, damp weather conditions are not suitable for installation of asphalt as it requires a sizable duration to cool down.
The best time to get your driveway done or maintained when the air temperature is around 45+ Fahrenheit.
There should be no chance of rain which cancels out almost 5 months in Derry, New Hampshire.
Furthermore, as confirmed by weather reports, the weather should not be cold as it interferes with the cooling down of asphalt way quickly than its desirable.
The snowy temperature in Derry stays for around 6 months however most of the snow concentrated in December-January-February months.
Hence it is always advisable to go for your pavement maintenance before the temperature starts to get cold and rain becomes an issue.
Sunny weather does help with the settling in of asphalt, and also its maintenance. Derry, New Hampshire gets around 200 sunny days annually with the hottest month being July.
Therefore early summer is the ideal time to start with your maintenance plans. If you can’t do it in the early summer, then you can delay it till before autumn starts but not any further because of rain.
Obviously fall season offers break by having sunny days so you could get away with doing your maintenance but summer time is really perfect because the hot weather helps melt the material into the cracks and meld into the asphalt. If you delay beyond autumn, then you may be too late and your pavement not benefit as much in the long run from the maintenance effort.
Furthermore, if any contractor does agree to repair your driveway or pavement in winter perhaps you should ask why it would be wise to do it. as mentioned above any topical work to the asphalt may not settle as well as it should and your driveway may end up all bumpy and looking battered.
The repair and maintenance also depends on whether your contractor is using cold-mix or hot-mix.
Hot-mix needs ample time and sun to cool down compared to the cold-mix.
However even the latter needs enough time to cool down properly and take mold.
In a climate where precipitation is common and the weather remains cloudy, laying new pavements and repairing the old ones can be a hefty task.
Furthermore autumn can be a tricky season to work in, with the summer month waning in the background and a chilly temperature fast approaching.
Especially in a place like Derry New Hampshire, where this duration is cut short due to rainy weather.
One should be very careful in choosing the right time to get their pavements done.
Choosing a local contractor who has prior experience in working such a climate will allow for a peace of mind and job done right, fortunately, Atlantic-paving is more than willing and able to meet these requirements for its potential customers.
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