The True Cost Of Not Maintaining Your Pavement

The True Cost Of Not Maintaining Your Pavement

We’ve all heard the saying, “Pay the farmer now or pay the doctor later.”

Similarly, we know you’re a responsible driver. You would never allow your car’s oil light to stay on until your engine completely burned out, rendering your vehicle unuseable.

We also know you’re a responsible property owner.

The infamous art of Putting Stuff Off is dangerously risky and something you should never practice in your home or business. Just like caring for your own health and that of your family, pavement requires routine maintenance and TLC. Neglecting your pavement will inevitably cost you lots of money—dollars that could otherwise go towards something more beneficial. Not only is this a headache and a problem that’s suddenly urgent, but it breaks your wallet and stunts the growth of your finances.

At K&L Industries, our family-owned paving company has served Oregon City, OR for over 30 years, where we deliver only the highest quality services at affordable prices. But affordable pricing is not our USP. We take pride in the work we do and complete ownership of the results. You can stay in touch with us before, during, and even after the project. We will be there for you. Every time, and without fail.

In this article, we review the benefits of implementing a preventive program, and why you should schedule an assessment today.

The Common Causes of Pavement Distress

Pay your paving contractor now, or pay your paving contractor much more—and much sooner. The price of ignoring pavement distress is costly and a liability you and your family can’t afford.

Here are the most common causes of distressed pavement:

1. Neglect of preventive maintenance — widespread cracking, oxidized pavement, and faded striping are most likely the signs of an irregular or reactive maintenance plan.

2. Elemental and weather-related damage — your asphalt surfaces are vulnerable to harmful elements and harsh weather, including: freeze-thaw cycles, excess water, oils, and U.V. damage. You cannot stop natural elemental damage, but you can fight back and correct signs of distress before it’ll cost a fortune to fix.

3. Heavy traffic loads — repeated exposure to heavy vehicle traffic results in raveling, rutting, and the creation of potholes.

4. Insufficient water drainage — an inadequate number of catch basins (or ones that are poorly located) as well as damaged or clogged drains can result in stagnant water. You should periodically check your inlets and in-lot drainage systems to ensure they are free of debris and obstructions.

We recommend regular property walkthroughs so you can monitor the health of your pavement and spot potential issues before they warrant major repairs.

Give us a call—we will carefully and honestly access your property and help you set up a cost-effective maintenance program. We want to protect your investment and ensure you don’t pay the price of putting off pavement care. We guarantee that price will come much quicker without proper maintenance in place—and it’ll cost much more. Over time, what should have been a routine sealcoating service may become a complete asphalt replacement. 

Invest in Affordable Quality and Industry Leaders

K&L Industries has over 30 years of experience in Portland, OR, where we always keep our community at heart. 97% of our projects get done on time, and we have proudly completed over 5000 commercial and residential projects.

We are the industry leaders in all types of pavement installation and maintenance services.

We’ve built our company from the ground up; we bring that same love and dedication to all our paving projects. We always work out an affordable price for you and deliver an efficient paving plan to suit your budget. We never compromise the quality of our service or the integrity of our materials.

K&L Industries looks forward to partnering with you! Please call us today at 503-266-1130 or click here to receive a free quote.