Tips From Homeowners For Maintaining And Extending The Life Of Your Asphalt Driveway

Tips From Homeowners For Maintaining And Extending The Life Of Your Asphalt Driveway

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Tips From Homeowners For Maintaining And Extending The Life Of Your Asphalt Driveway

Your driveway is one of those things you may not think about much until it begins to deteriorate (so to speak). An asphalt surface, like any other, requires maintenance, but with regular attention and minor repairs, you can avoid costly overhauls and replacements. With a few simple tricks and regular local Toronto driveway resurfacing, you can greatly extend the life of your asphalt surface & keep it consistent and cohesive for years to come.

Fill cracks and seal coats regularly.

 

Cracks in the pavement can be the death knell for any asphalt roadway, as they can easily lead to other issues. Even the smallest cracks can allow water to enter, which can freeze and expand, eventually resulting in larger cracks that you will have to deal with. Avoid this scenario by regularly inspecting your driveway, applying sealant, and filling any cracks.

 

It would help if you also sealed coat your driveway every few years to prevent oxidation on the surface. A good rule of thumb for determining when to seal coat is when tire wear exposes portions of the pavement beneath the seal coat—this indicates that it may be time to call for seal coating and local driveway resurfacing in Toronto, Canada.

 

Avoid Water Damage

Water damage is one of the most common signs of deterioration on asphalt driveways. Water seeping beneath the surface and then freezing is one of the most common problems to watch out for, but it isn't the only one. Erosion can also be a problem, particularly on the edges of asphalt pavement, so keep an eye out for streams of water coming from the street or even your downspouts. These water flow sources can erode your asphalt's integrity, so think about how you can dissipate this water more effectively.

 

Think About Replacing The Asphalt

While most customers choose local driveway resurfacing in Toronto, Canada, and follow the steps outlined above, the time comes when we must completely replace asphalt surfaces. It's time to start over if the driveway is no longer draining properly or if things like cracks and bumps have created safety hazards for people, pets, and vehicles. Asphalt, fortunately, is a simple product to replace and recycle. While this is usually a last resort, we can advise you on when it might be time to repave—you can expect your asphalt driveway to last anywhere from 20 to 30 years, depending on driving conditions and maintenance habits.

 

GTAcrete works with clients who have driveways of all shapes and sizes, and we can advise you on projects ranging from asphalt maintenance to parking lot striping and everything in between. After we install a new surface, we want to give you the tools you need to ensure that your pavement has a long and useful life and serves you well for years to come. Contact us today to set up a free appointment!

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