Over time your paved driveway may settle, crack, and even develop potholes or low spots that have to be repaired. While asphalt is very durable, it will weather and were over time. There are some thing you can do to keep it looking nice but you may need to repair imperfections before you can move on to the maintenance.
Inspecting Your Driveway For Damage
The best way to get a good look at the driveway is to sweep it all off with a stiff broom then hose it down to remove sand, silt, or dirt from the surface.
To be sure that your business is in good hands, you can never overlook the prospect of caring for your parking lot. When you let your parking lot become damaged, it can create hazards and even safety risks for anyone who enters your property. To curb these problems, you will need to learn a little bit more about parking lot paving and maintenance, while also reaching out to contractors who can tackle the work on your behalf.
If you are like most people, you probably don't give your driveway much thought. However, that may be a mistake. Aside from providing functionality, your driveway actually impacts your home. A well-maintained and newer driveway will increase the value, curb appeal, and functionality of your home.
If you've been thinking about having a new driveway installed, consider using one of these three paving materials:
1. Brick and Cobblestone
Timeless and classic, brick is a fantastic choice for driveways.
Your new asphalt pavement will look attractive in your yard and create a smooth surface as soon as it is installed. Overtime, the true stability within your asphalt's installed foundation base will become evident in how well it holds up under its existing environmental conditions. Depending on the climate you live in, for example, the weather may bring freezing temperatures and wet weather during winter that can cause the moisture to permeate the asphalt to freeze and expand.
When it is time to repair your asphalt driveway, you will need to determine whether you should apply a layer of asphalt on top of the driveway, referred to as resurfacing or if you should tear the asphalt out and start again.
Consider The Age
Asphalt driveways are generally meant to last for 20 years. Therefore, if your asphalt is older, it may make more sense to have the driveway replaced.