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.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. (http://www.SureSealPavement.com), the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) leading pavement maintenance and repair company, is reporting about why spring and summer months are the best times for asphalt paving projects, and how while it’s not impossible to do paving projects in the colder months, the warmer weather provides pristine conditions to lay asphalt.
“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,” says Lance Bradshaw, president and CEO of Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. “Anything below those temperatures makes the asphalt more difficult to work with.” (Source: “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.)
When paving in hot weather, Bradshaw notes, time becomes less of an issue, as the high temperatures allow the asphalt to remain stable and easy to compact. Paving driveways or pathways 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 homeowner or client resides 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,” he adds. “If at all possible, it is advised that homeowners living in rural communities 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 your driveway in the fall is absolutely necessary, then hiring a company that’s experienced is imperative,” Bradshaw concludes. “Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. has been around for two decades and knows how to effectively work in adverse weather conditions.”
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. is a 20-year-old 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 http://www.SureSealPavement.com or contact Sure-Seal by phone at 1-888-PAVEMENT (1-888-728-3636), by e-mail at info(at)suresealpavement(dot)com, or by fax at 905-786-6879.