Summer is a good time to maintain paved surfaces so as to extend their useful lifespans as much as possible in spite of UV radiation and other environmental hazards.
Alexandria, VA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/10/2016 --Like other land improvements, paved surfaces can deteriorate over time, which makes them less and less useful to their owners. As a result, businesses to need to make sure that their paved surfaces receive the right care and maintenance on a regular basis since that will extend to their useful lifespans to the maximum extent, thus ensuring maximum value for their infrastructure investments. Summer is a good time to maintain paved surfaces because of both the increase in traffic and the increase in UV radiation.
In short, UV radiation is a serious problem because it speeds up the rate at which paved surfaces deteriorate. This is because it causes the oil in the asphalt to oxidize at a faster rate than otherwise possible, which in turn, causes the paved surface to become weaker and weaker as the substance keeping its constituent parts together loses its power. Even worse, weakened asphalt becomes more susceptible to other causes of damage and deterioration in paved surfaces, with common examples ranging from seeping water to something as simple as the increase in traffic that happens as a natural consequence of the warmer and more welcoming weather seen in summer.
Fortunately, businesses can protect their paved surfaces from UV radiation and other environmental hazards by making sure that they have been applied with sealant in the appropriate manner. Furthermore, they should make sure that even cracks, crevices, and other small signs of damage and deterioration in their paved surfaces are fixed as soon as possible since existing weaknesses can make it that much easier for asphalt to become weaker and weaker with even minimal force. By doing both of these things, businesses can make sure that their paved surfaces will remain useful as long as possible.
For businesses that need care and maintenance for their paved surfaces, there is a simple and straightforward solution in the form of Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, Inc., which provides such commercial services not just in the state of Virginia but also the state of Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. Skilled and experienced, their commercial services can help businesses keep their premises in the excellent condition needed to remain serviceable while also projecting a reassuring sense of professionalism to potential customers.
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