Asphalt Driveway Maintenance for the Fall
In order to make driveway maintenance during the fall season much easier, little fixes should be made while the weather is still on your side. Let’s take a look at some of the things we can start doing now, to avoid headaches during rainfall and low temperatures.
Petroleum Products and other chemicals can harm an asphalt driveway. Pressure washing the surfaces can add to the curb appeal of your driveway while also removing these chemicals a debris that can easily fall into cracks by snow and water an cause additional damage.
Asphalt Crack repair
The most economical method used in maintaining the life of parking lots is crack repair. This process includes filling cracks (1/4 inch and wider) with a hot-poured rubberized sealant. The crack sealant reduces pavement deterioration.
Chip, Crack and Pothole repair
During the winter, water can get into the cracks and crevices along with small potholes and chips. When the water freezes and expands, these small problems become bigger.
If you haven’t sealcoated your driveway yet, it’s time to do it. Sealcoating creates a barrier between the asphalt and the elements. Sealcoating is one of the most effective methods for ensuring the longevity of your asphalt. Once applied, the sealcoat serves as a protective barrier, preventing moisture from penetrating the asphalt and causing the cracking and deterioration which can ultimately lead to a crumbling asphalt surface and pot holes. The sealcoat also improves the overall resilience and durability of the asphalt, in addition to creating a clean, fresh, uniform surface that improves the aesthetics of the roadway, driveway, parking lot or walkway.