So, you’re starting to notice that your asphalt driveway is looking worse for wear. Keep calm and read on! It’s important to note that as renowned as asphalt is as a driveway paving material, it’s no match for Mother Nature. In fact, no man-made structure is. Over time, the elements will wear it down and repairs or resurfacing will be needed.
However, asphalt driveways do last on average about 12 to 20 years depending on whether or not you have had preventative maintenance services to help them last longer. So, how do you know if your driveway needs complete resurfacing or just simple repairs? Our expert pavers have three signs that repairs or resurfacing services are needed.
Subtle cracking will likely only require a quick fix from your local pavers. If these cracks are 1/4 inches wide or less, they can easily be repaired with a liquid crack filler. You may even be able to do this yourself if you’re used to working with paving materials and tools.
However, if your driveway has severe cracks that are wider than this, there is likely a more serious underlying problem at hand. Repairing these cracks will not only be difficult but wasted, as this underlying problem will only cause them to reappear down the line. In this case, get a paver to assess the issue and recommend the best option for it. Be prepared, though, as you may need it to be resurfaced.
Ah, the dreaded pothole. These eye-sores can ruin your vehicles’ wheels, making driving a nightmare and trips to be expected. These alone are reason enough to get repairs done immediately. However, it’s also important to note that the longer you leave your potholes, the more chaos they can cause.
They will start to collect water when it rains, allowing it to pool and seep beneath your asphalt surface and into the foundation of your driveway. This can cause it to soften, resulting in erosion and more cracking. Luckily, potholes can be patched by a paver quite easily. However, if there are multiple, deep potholes in your driveway, the entire space may need to be replaced!
#3 Staining And Fading
As your driveway will experience excessive sun exposure during summer, fading and staining are inevitable. This is especially true if the asphalt is several years old. Preventative maintenance can prevent this from occurring, but if you haven’t hired these services, then repairs will be needed. You’ll need your driveway to be professionally seal coated to fix this problem.
If you notice any of the above issues, your driveway needs a professional team of experts for repaving asphalt driveway as soon as possible. That’s where C Aurora Paving comes in! We have been Ontario’s asphalt specialists for over 40 years, helping us revolutionize the residential and commercial paving industry while leaving countless happy customers in our wake. Whatever your problem, we’ve seen and solved it all – and we can do the same for you.
Contact us now to assess the damage and recommend the best, most cost-effective course of action!