PCTC’s February 2016 column in Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine talks about life cycle analyses of pavement maintenance.
The benefits of sealcoating asphalt parking lots are measured in the long term through increased useful life of the pavement resulting in reduced cost. There are other potential benefits that can best be seen through the long term, such as impacts on energy usage or environmental impacts. Life cycle analysis is a method of comparing benefits of using different methods or materials. Two life cycle analysis studies have highlighted the benefits of pavement maintenance.
Read the rest of the column here.