An Outdoor Oasis

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An Outdoor Oasis

Some of my fondest memories were made in the backyard of my childhood home. I adored spending time outside with my two dogs. I also loved to play volleyball and basketball with my family members and friends. Do you have kids who always seem to have excessive energy to burn? If your kids get tired of staying indoors when at home, consider hiring a paving contractor to build a sports court in your backyard. After determining what type of sports your kids enjoy playing, your paving contactor can likely suggest what size and type of court you’ll need. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a paving contractor can help you get the backyard of your dreams. Enjoy!

Know These Potential Threats To Your Residential Paving

Homeowners have multiple maintenance objectives to keep track of. Sometimes this leads to oversight, and some neglected maintenance can lead to property damages or complex repairs. Your home's paving is an area you likely see every day. This can create a false sense of security that you do not have any reason to be concerned with your residential pavement, especially if it looks intact. 

Numerous issues can impact the lifespan of paved areas on properties. Maintenance includes important attention to minor damages such as cracks. Making repairs can extend the life of your paved surfaces and also reduce the chances of damages worsening. 

Perhaps you do your best to maintain all aspects of your property, including the paving. It is wise to know what circumstances you could encounter that could threaten the integrity of your paving. Some of these things you may not have any control over because they are environmental-related. The following are a few examples of things that have the potential to damage your paving. 

Heavy Vehicles

You likely view your paved areas as sturdy. Paved surfaces can withstand a significant amount of weight. However, repeated exposure to multiple heavy vehicles can be a contributing factor to paving damages. If you own more than one vehicle, you can attempt to not park your vehicles in the same spot. Rotating them could help distribute the weight strain.

Some homeowners choose not to park or drive over their paved surfaces with heavy vehicles. This includes personal vehicles and the vehicles of visitors to their properties. Be especially aware of large trucks and heavy machinery that may need to access your property to provide services. 

UV Rays

Some individuals appreciate the warmth of sunny days. Perhaps you and your family enjoy sunny days and may even be aware of the dangers that UV rays from the sun can pose to skin health. However, some homeowners are unaware that the sun's rays can also be damaging to paved surfaces.

If you notice that your residential paved surfaces are showing signs of fading, exposure to UV rays is likely the cause. Although this is a sign of deterioration that you likely cannot prevent, you can ensure that the damage does not worsen and also improve the aesthetics of faded paving. A paving contractor can determine the best repair option. The fading is a sign that the topcoat is deteriorating. 

Cosmetic Damage

These are usually the most noticeable. However, some homeowners may not notice them or take them seriously until they are at advanced stages. A simple crack can eventually form into a pothole or uneven paved surfaces. Cracks are also an entry point for moisture, which can wreak havoc on paving. 

Talk to a residential paving service, like Northern Asphalt LLC, for questions you might have about your current paving situation.