There’s a cost for delaying your pavement maintenance.
Any time a repair or maintenance is deferred you run the risk of transforming a simple or modest project into a far more costly and time-consuming one. That’s because (unlike wine), asphalt pavements do not get better with age.
The effects of weather, traffic and sunlight conspire to break down a pavement over time, so simply shelving a project until “later” will only increase the chance that the solution will be more involved, more expensive, and more inconvenient to your tenants and their customers.
Beware of the “Great Deal”
Obviously the less work done, the lower the cost of the project, so keep in mind that what might look like a “great deal” may in reality be a scaled-down version of the overall maintenance or repair plan you really need. It might look as if you’re saving money but if the solution is an inappropriate one, it could be a false savings. By making the appropriate maintenance or repair, at the most cost-effective time, you will be getting the most “bang for your buck,” and that results in a substantial long-term savings for your property.