Why Warm Weather is the Ideal Time to Lay Asphalt

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Why Warm Weather is the Ideal Time to Lay Asphalt

Many are unaware of the limited time there is to do paving work each year in the GTA, and how the weather affects the paving work on their property. Simply put, warm weather provides better quality results, and here's why.

From a purely technical standpoint, asphalt needs to remain at a certain temperature to set properly, with between 175 and 275 degrees being the perfect temperature. Anything below those temperatures makes the asphalt more difficult to work with.

When paving in hot weather, time becomes less of an issue, as the high temperatures allow the asphalt to remain stable and easy to compact. Paving in cold weather is when efficiency becomes an issue, because there’s a shorter period of time allotted to compact the asphalt; it’s important for the contractor to work quickly for the best results.

The weather becomes even more of a factor if the property is in a rural area a distance from the asphalt plant. Contractors must take proactive approaches to not allow the asphalt to cool too much, which becomes more difficult in colder weather. If at all possible, it is advised that property owners living in rural areas try to do their asphalt paving during the spring or summer months. This avoids situations where it becomes difficult to keep the asphalt at the necessary temperature for long commutes.

If paving in the fall is absolutely necessary, then hiring a company that’s experienced is imperative. Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. has been around for over two decades and knows how to effectively work in adverse weather conditions.

Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. is a pavement maintenance contractor that services commercial, industrial, retail, office, and corporate property owners and managers throughout the Ontario region. The company provides both new construction and repair of asphalt pavement surfaces, including parking lots and roadways. With their headquarters in Brampton and an operations facility in Toronto, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. serves the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Barrie, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Oakville, Burlington, Milton Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa. To learn more about Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., visit the company’s web site at www.SureSealPavement.com or contact Sure-Seal by phone at 1-888-PAVEMENT (1-888-728-3636), by e-mail at info@suresealpavement.com, or by fax at 905-786-6879.

“Is Autumn too Cold for Asphalt Paving and Asphalt Repairs?” TrustedPros.com; http://trustedpros.ca/articles/paving/is-autumn-too-cold-for-asphalt-paving-and-asphalt-repairs.

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