Cracks in Your Asphalt Driveway
In places with extreme freezing temperatures especially, cracks can appear in your driveway over the years. Often this is because water or substances like oil or de-icing salt seep into the asphalt and expand. This can create ugly cracks. Sometimes you can get away with patching up the spot temporarily. To prevent long term (and costly) damage to your driveway, it makes sense to call a professional for a driveway replacement. This will ensure that you have a quality, curbside appealing, driveway that will stand the test of time.
Fading Aged Appearance Overall
Asphalt driveways are meant to last decades, but every driveway is subject to aging and basic maintenance issues over time. So when is it time to repair your asphalt driveway? Look at whether your driveway looks faded, has cracks, has a lack of resealing, or just seems worn. An aged driveway negatively affects a home’s overall curbside appeal. This is more than a cosmetic problem. The driveway may also have some serious issues that will require complete repaving and driveway repair.
Potholes can be one of the more glaring indications that it is time to repair your driveway. While some potholes are small and easy to patch up, many of them can be large ugly pits that seem to catch your car’s tires every time you pull up to your home. Potholes can wreak havoc on your automobile’s suspension system. While you can repair minor potholes, if you find that year after year you come across large potholes, an entire driveway replacement may be the solution that you need. Modern asphalt materials can handle these problems and may be well worth the investment.
Water Does Not Drain
Finally, if you are finding that flooding is becoming an issue, there can be potential long-term damage. Poor drainage can weaken your driveway, causing cracks and large holes. There are several different ways to handle these types of issues from replacing your driveway or adding curbing that will redirect water.
Be sure to contact a professional paving company when it is time to repair your driveway to ensure decades of reliable durability.