Asphalt driveways have many advantages - they are sturdy and can last a long time - but they sometimes need repairing so that you can get the best out of your driveway. This has to be done by professionals because otherwise you risk creating a bigger, more expensive problem. If you don’t get your driveway fixed in a timely manner, you also risk it becoming an ongoing problem. In colder climates, water can get into the cracks in asphalt. When it freezes, it expands and causes the crack to deepen. In warmer climates, the UV rays from the sun can damage it as well. Getting small repairs done early is always preferable to leaving a problem to grow!
Why does my driveway need repairing?
Driveways need repairing for many reasons. Usually, when driveways are repaired, it is because of cracks or potholes, but there are many reasons that they may appear. The sun can cause all the moisture to dry up, causing it to go brittle and crack. Cracks also appear when there is too much moisture that seeps into the asphalt, especially if it freezes. This is because it expands and forces the asphalt to crack. Cracks and potholes also appear due to age and many vehicles coming and going. The regular pounding that your driveway endures means that it needs to be very strong, but even so, it will still crack or crumble eventually.
What are the benefits of asphalt driveways?
There are many benefits of asphalt driveways. One of these benefits is that professional asphalt driveways end up sturdy and long lasting. Once it has been covered, your driveway looks smooth and needs little maintenance, making it very easy. Unlike with many other paving materials, asphalt doesn’t involve individual tiles which need laying individually. Asphalt is therefore much quicker to apply, and therefore can end up much cheaper. Because it is literally attached to the ground and it is very durable, it can withstand more extreme weather than other materials that are often used for driveways. Asphalt is easy to repair, which means that on the rare occasion that it does need repairing, your driveway won’t be out of use for long.
Can I do it myself?
We do not recommend that anyone who is not a professional does asphalt repairs. If you do, you risk the future performance of your driveway. There are also many types of asphalt - some that should be used for warm weather, some for cold weather, and many others that have different benefits. Only professionals would be able to accurately assess the damage, the solutions and find the correct asphalt type for your needs.
Our driveway repair service
We take care to ensure that your driveway ends up in perfect shape. We are all professionals, who are able to repair your driveway so that it can stand up to the next big storm, and last many years to come. If you are ready to learn more about our driveway repair services, just give us a call or message us via the contact page and one of our professional staff will be happy to help you out in any way that they can.