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Tips For Keeping Your Asphalt Driveway In Great Condition

by Wallace Simmons

An asphalt driveway is a common feature for many homes, and while this type of driveway can be remarkably durable, it will require regular care to prevent it from becoming unsightly and dangerous to drive over. Many homeowners may make the mistake of overlooking the importance of properly maintaining a driveway, which can lead to it falling into a state of disrepair. If you find yourself being unsure of the steps for repairing or maintaining a driveway, you might benefit from having answers to a couple of common asphalt maintenance questions. 

How Can You Patch Holes And Cracks In An Asphalt Driveway?

Cracks and potholes can be common problems for any type of paved surface, but some people make the mistake of neglecting to have these damages repaired. Over time, this can allow water to seep deep into the pore of the pavement, which can contribute to a worsening of the cracks and holes. Luckily, patching an asphalt driveway is not a particularly difficult task for you to do. Most home improvement stores sell asphalt patch kits.

Typically, these kits include a small amount of asphalt that you can mix and apply to the damaged portion of the driveway. When applying this mixture, make sure to keep it as level as possible to ensure the driveway stays smooth to drive over and that you completely fill in the hole or crack. If there is a small gap between the filling and the rest of the driveway, water can seep into this space and continue to damage the driveway.  

What Is The Purpose Of Sealcoating?

In addition to repairing small cracks and holes, homeowners will also need to take steps to help prevent these problems from forming in the first place. This can often be done through the application of a seal coat to the driveway. These substances will prevent moisture from seeping into the asphalt, where it can cause cracks to form due to the pressure it exerts on the interior of the asphalt. Typically, a sealcoat will need to be applied at least once every couple of years to ensure that the driveway is as protected as possible against the threat of water damage.

While maintaining your home's asphalt driveway is a critical aspect of homeownership, it should be noted that this does not have to be a confusing or complicated task for a person to do. By taking the time to repair small cracks and holes before they worsen as well as making sure that the driveway regularly receives a seal coat, it is possible to help keep your home's driveway in the best condition possible for many years.     

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Asphalt Resurfacing by Bulldog Paving.


About Me

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Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!