Bitumen pavements can stand up to a lot, from multi-tonne vehicles to shifts in temperature and weather. However, eventually, even the most well-built asphalt driveway, path, car park, or roadway is going to start showing signs of wear and tear. At ARM Bitumen Contractors, we offer bitumen repairs in Adelaide to help you keep your asphalt pavements in good shape. But how do you know if or when an asphalt repair is due?
The top thing to watch out for on your driveway, path or roadway, is cracking. Because bitumen is so flexible, it’s less likely to crack than concrete, which struggles with shifts in temperature and moisture. Over time though, cracks can spread in any asphalt pavement. You might notice that your driveway is cracking or crumbling along the edges because the ground in those spots is eroding. You might notice that a single crack is spreading down the centre of your road. You might spot alligator cracks in your car park, slowly breaking apart into bigger potholes. All these issues merit the attention of a bitumen contractor.
Other issues include sinkage, stains, drainage problems, or fading colour. If the pavement is sinking and is no longer even or level, that’s usually because the base of the pavement is eroding. Stains left by oil or other leaking automotive fluids can damage the binding agents of bitumen and wear away at the bitumen, as can areas where water is pooling and unable to drain. Fading colour indicates that your bitumen is becoming more susceptible to cracking and other structural damage. Re-sealing it can extend the lifespan of the pavement and save you from other issues down the road.
If you notice any of these issues, call ARM Bitumen Contractors for bitumen repairs in Adelaide (or bitumen repairs throughout SA). We can come to your home or business, look at your pavement and figure out the best way to provide a repair. Contact us today to learn more.