Community Insider Winter 2017 - Page 31

months after the asphalt has been placed. Smaller areas that have been patched, overlaid, or removed and replaced with new asphalt can be sealed within 30 days or less. By doing so, you are helping to preserve the oils and emulsion that keep the asphalt from drying out. It is very important to seal coat the asphalt at least every 3 to 4 years. Seal coating costs pennies a square foot compared to the dollars per square foot needed to replace the damaged asphalt as a result of not having seal coat applied on a normal basis. As mentioned above, water is the primary enemy of asphalt, and whenever you can minimize excess or sitting water you will be preventing future damage. Irrigation throughout street or parking lot planters for lawns or flower beds can oftentimes spray excess water on to the asphalt. This accelerates the We take the pain out of pest control! deterioration process of the asphalt, especially when the excess water has no where to run off to and properly flow away from the area. It is important to ensure that your landscape company has all sprinkler valves or drip irrigation areas adjusted accordingly to avoid overspray on to the pavement. Concrete flow lines should also be checked and inspected on a normal basis to ensure that rain or irrigation water is leaving the asphalt pavement correctly. Broken or cracked flow lines can release water both to the subgrade and out to other cracked areas of the pavement. Having these flow lines repaired will make a substantial difference with preventing failing asphalt. professional to make sure that all areas are addressed that will need to be included in your scope of work. This will help to ensure you are taking care of areas that need attention before they become costlier in the future. It is always important to know what is happening to the pavement on the properties you manage and with the information provided here, this should put you on the right track to preventing asphalt failures on your streets and parking lots. Bryan Holder is the General Sales Manager for NPG Asphalt. Last, when it is time to have your property bid for asphalt repairs and seal coating, it is always good to do a preliminary job walk with an asphalt TH E H O M E OW N E R S ASS O C I ATI O N E X P E R TS MAS SIE BERMAN A Professional Law Corporation COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE! HONEST, RELIABLE AND PROFESSIONAL Specializing in All Aspects of Common Interest Development Law COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Great Customer Service Damage Replacement Guarantee Real Estate Inspections $2,000,000 Liability Insurance Accurate Invoicing Toll Free 877.277.3970 • Homeowner Association General Counsel • Assessment Collection • Governing Document Interpretation and Enforcement • Litigation/Mediation • Amending and Restating Governing Documents • Educational Seminars • Attendance at Board Meetings 3588 4th Avenue, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92101 Tel: 619-260-9010 Fax: 619-260-9016