The town of Spring, TX can trace its beginnings to a trading post built on Spring Creek in 1838. Within two years, more than 150 residents had arrived, most of whom grew cotton and sugar cane as money crops and vegetables for their own use. The arrival of the railroad in 1871 brought a surge in population, and further expansion of the railroad included a roundhouse in Spring that fueled an increase in population to approximately 1,200 people by 1910. However, the relocation of the roundhouse to Houston in 1923 resulted in the population dropping to about 300 people by 1931.
Asphalt Paving In Spring, TX
As Houston and its suburbs expanded northward, Spring became part of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The name “Spring” began to be applied to a small area in Montgomery County and a much larger area of Harris County. As of 2010, the population of this geographic area was almost 54,300. The actual town of Spring began to be known as Old Town Spring, and many of the older homes have been renovated to house a variety of shops.
Beginning around 1970, the Spring area experienced impressive growth. Many new planned communities and residential subdivisions were built between 1970 and 1995, and a great deal of new construction is still underway, especially in the northeastern part of the greater Spring area.
Since the start of Spring’s rapid growth during the 1970s, many builders have chosen asphalt pavement for the streets in their developments as well as for the driveways of their homes. Pavements that have received prompt repairs and proper maintenance are still functional and attractive after many years of life.
Why Do Some Asphalt Pavements in Spring Last Longer Than Others?
Many residents of Spring are surprised to discover that there are asphalt pavements that have lasted more than twice as long as others. Given two asphalt pavements that see similar use and that were both properly installed, the difference in lifespan can be traced to differences in care.
• Sealcoating is an essential part of extending the life of asphalt pavement. It acts as a barrier against automotive fluids, hot tires, ultraviolet radiation and other elements that can lead to premature deterioration of the pavement.
• Timely repairs of any breaks in the pavement are critical for protecting the integrity of the pavement. Cracks and potholes let water seep beneath the pavement and erode the pavement’s base. Without a strong, solid base, the pavement can subside or form extensive networks of cracks.
• Aging pavement can often find new life through an overlay. Overlays do not require the removal of the existing pavement. Instead, they are applied directly to existing pavement to create an asphalt surface that will look and act just like a new one.
• Automotive fluids can harm asphalt pavement. Pavements with the longest life have usually received periodic cleanings to remove these fluids before they can penetrate the sealcoating and damage the asphalt.
If you would like to learn more about ensuring that your asphalt pavement achieves its maximum life, contact the experts at LDC Paving. We are a full-service paving contractor specializing in all aspects of pavement maintenance and repair as well as asphalt paving and pavement markings. We deliver quality work at affordable rates to customers throughout the Houston metropolitan area as well as surrounding counties. Whether you need an asphalt overlay, sealcoating, crack repairs, parking lot striping, speed bumps, bollards or traffic signs, we can help. You can use the online form to request a free quote or call (832) 640-7296.
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