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Asphalt Maintenance Amid Skyrocketing Fuel Costs

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Asphalt Maintenance Amid Skyrocketing Fuel Costs

Well-maintained asphalt enhances the aesthetics, safety and value of your property. Having a regular maintenance program in place and handling repairs in a timely fashion prevents small issues from becoming large/expensive ones. That’s especially important now, when costs of fuel and asphalt are rising rapidly due to supply and demand, and inflation. 

The recent spike in fuel prices is impacting the cost of asphalt. Asphalt is produced from the remnants of petroleum after it’s distilled. It then undergoes another modification process to make it malleable for paving purposes. As the price of fuel rises, the costs increase on asphalt composition, production, transportation and installation. 

All asphalt deteriorates over time. In the midst of rising fuel prices, seal coating is an important process to preserve your paved assets. Seal coating protects your pavement from sun damage, prevents moisture penetration and fills small surface cracks. When it is applied in conjunction with a crack-sealing program, your pavement’s natural deterioration rate drops dramatically. In our experience, for every $1 spent in pavement maintenance, $10 is saved in replacement costs.

Using RAM Pavement’s 6-step, proven process, you can extend the life of your pavement and save up to 66% on future costs. We’re here to help you maintain your paved assets and property value, providing these services:

  • Asphalt Milling
  • Asphalt Repair/Overlay
  • Parking Lot Accessories & Asset Protection
  • Concrete Repairs
  • Crack Sealing and Mastic
  • Pavement Striping
  • Seal Coating - Pavement Preservation Treatments
  • Thermoplastic Markings

We recommend that you have your paved surfaces checked regularly. The experts at RAM Pavement will walk your property with you to point out any vulnerabilities and areas that need improvement. We take pictures and notes to help you prioritize and plan for upcoming repairs and maintenance. 

We’re your partner in proactive care to preserve your asphalt and extend its longevity. In the face of skyrocketing petroleum prices, that’s the best strategy. Since 2004, commercial, educational, municipal and government organizations across the Carolinas have trusted RAM Pavement to manage their paved assets. Contact us to speak to one of our commercial paving experts.

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