Asphalt Driveway Repair Recommendations
How do you know if you need an Asphalt Driveway Repair, Cap or replacement? That’s a really good question.
Asphalt driveways, as well as concrete driveways, are very expensive to replace so if you can repair them you can save yourself a lot of money.
Over time, driveways go through a lot of weather and usage and with this comes damage. As the weather gets hot and cold driveways will begin to get small cracks and these cracks begin to have water seep into them freezing and thawing cycles which cause the cracks to become larger.
Another problem with driveways is that vehicles come onto the surface and deposit rocks, sand, salt, oil and other debris which case more damage to the surface.
If you have an asphalt driveway it is important to do regular maintenance. We recommend that you sealcoat your driveway on a yearly base. Sealcoating is not difficult to do but it is a messy job, to say the least. If you’re not up to the task you should contact a professional like, Columbus Driveway Sealers or any other reputable sealcoating company in your area.
Before you seal your driveway be sure to inspect it to look for small cracks that may be starting to develop. If you find some, be sure to purchase a high-grade crack sealer and fill those cracks once then let it dry. Go back over the cracks and refill a second time if needed as the first sealing may shrink and you want to be sure the cracks are completely filled up and flush with the rest of the driveway.
Now that you’ve filled all the cracks you may seal the driveway with a coat of high-quality sealing product. Be sure that the driveway is completely free of all degree before you apply the sealer. It may be a good idea to use a leaf blower to get the job done right.
Also before sealing, you will want to get some masking tape to tape off any area that you do not want to get the sealing compound on as it will probably be very difficult if not impossible to remove.
Asphalt Driveway Replacement
So you’ve been taking care of your driveway and maintaining to all of these years but you’re starting to realize that it’s no longer doing much good. That means it’s probably time to do an asphalt replacement.
If your driveway is 20-25 years old then you have truly gotten a full life from your driveway but it is time to spend the money for a new one.
Other factors to consider are the “curb appeal” that your driveway is giving to the overall look of your house. A bad looking driveway with all kinds of repair work does not make for a good looking house and can really take away from the curb appeal especially if you’re looking to sell your home.
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