When Should You Repair Your Asphalt Driveway?


Asphalt Driveway

It can be tricky to know the right time to repair or replace your asphalt driveway.

As all homeowners know, a new driveway can sometimes be a costly project. This makes proper maintenance of your existing driveway all the more important. Depending upon the original materials used — asphalt or concrete — and its age, it is important to consider when is the right time for proper driveway repair.

Variations and Tell-Tale Signs

If you’ve had the same asphalt driveway for 20 or more years, or your concrete driveway for 25 or more, there are a few major signs that the time may be coming for asphalt driveway repair. The age of your driveway matters a great deal, as weather and constant automobile weight will always cause wear and tear. This type of damage will normally show itself as small cracks across the surface, but basic patching will usually fix such minor issues. Driveway cracks that are less than a quarter-inch wide don’t really indicate any deeper damage to the driveway surface and can be repaired easily with liquid crack-fillers. However, cracks that are larger than a quarter-inch wide in your driveway, or that are more than a few inches deep, usually mean larger problems. If your damage has reached this point, you will quickly want to consult a specialist.

Repairing the Damage

Once you’ve properly assessed any damage that may have added up over time, sturdy asphalt driveway repair may prove to be the best option. Fixing those minor issues can only go so far, but a professional will be able to give you the proper diagnosis of how to really increase the lifespan of your driveway. If you’ve tried sealants or other quick-fixes on your own and the damage has only worsened, it’s usually time to call in the pros. A properly installed, maintained, and repaired asphalt surface can nearly double your driveway’s lifespan.

Call Tri-state Paving for Your Professional Asphalt Needs

Interested in asphalt paving for your next project?Call Tri-state Paving. We’re a seasoned hardscaping company based in Maryland and have the experience and knowledge help with all of your asphalt maintenance and pothole repair needs. You can reach us at any of our area numbers for more information and advice.

Our area numbers are:

West Chester: 610.563.9456

Oxford: 610.932.3566

Delaware: 302.757.4100

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