With the recent hurricanes and storms hitting our coasts, many people are asking themselves if they are ready for the next one.
There are a few things you can do to ready yourself for an upcoming hurricane. We would like to share here a few tips on how you can achieve that successfully on your own.
The first thing you can do is to take a closer look at your catch basins or storm drains. Make sure they are not blocked or obstructed by debris, leaves, or trash of any kind. If they are blocked, the probability of flooding will greatly increase. Actually, blocked drains are the number one cause of flood damage.
Once it is done, you can perform a quick inspection of the area surrounding these same catch basins and storm drains. The pavement must be in good condition in order for them to work perfectly well. If the pavement is in poor condition, chances are that the storm drain won’t perform as it should.
Asphalt and Concrete Pavement Repairs Before and after a Hurricane or Severe Storm
If your asphalt pavement needs repairs, you can always call us and ask for a free estimate. Our paving specialists will be happy to help you. Readjusting your drain or completely repaving your driveway or parking lot might be required in some cases.
Water is the number one nemesis of everything asphalt and it’s easy to understand why after any storm, hurricane, or even heavy rain, paving companies have so much work.
Sealcoating can offer better protection to your asphalt pavement against severe weather and thus save you money in the long run. It is a lot cheaper than repaving.
Keep in mind that standing water can create cracks and damage your driveway. If some areas of your pavement are lower, you might have some “bird baths” or worse, some water ponds. In that case, it is wise to call a professional paving company in Atlanta to fix the problem.
Protecting your Driveway Against Water Damage
Water saturation is bad for any asphalt or concrete driveway, parking lot or any other surface. Heavy rain might weaken their integrity and create holes and cracks. Water will also be absorbed by the ground and the porous rocks situated under the roads, weakening the foundation of the roads and paved surfaces themselves.
A ruined pavement doesn’t look good but it is also dangerous for your car when you drive on it. You don’t need to wait until you have a huge pothole to think about preventive measures. Very often, the damage is not visible from the surface.
We offer flood washout repair services to all the local residents of Atlanta and its surrounding areas in Georgia. Get in touch now by calling our number (404) 925-0257 and learn more about all the things our asphalt paving experts can do for you!