Ready To Replace Your Asphalt Driveway? What Every Homeowner Needs To Know
If your asphalt driveway has signs of wearing, staining and damage and there are holes, you can treat the problem quickly and easily. If you aren't sure if you want concrete or asphalt, sticking with asphalt is the more practical choice. Asphalt is one of the most adaptable and affordable driveway materials you can choose, and there are many benefits to keeping this material for your driveway.
You'll want to get a few quotes from different asphalt providers and service experts in your area. Here are a couple of things you want to ask for and the services you want a cost estimate for.
Put a Fresh Layer Down
One of the great features of an asphalt driveway is that you can add new asphalt to existing asphalt, so you can put a new layer of asphalt over your existing driveway. The experts can fill in the divots and damages. That same day, they can cover everything that they fixed and filled in with a fresh layer of asphalt, and they can roll over the surface with heavy machinery so that it is smooth. This is easier than having to dig up the entire driveway and remove all the existing asphalt, and then having to start over again with new materials.
Seal it Right Away
Once the fresh surface has been cooled have the company come to apply a layer of seal coating the asphalt. This will keep the asphalt looking like new for a few years after the application, and it will prevent signs of weathering, wear and staining. The sealing is something that you should do as needed over time to make sure the color doesn't fade and the driveway isn't exposed to water and other potential problems. Asphalt also has a fast drying time, so you'll be able to continue using the driveway within a day or two after the project has been completed and the drive has been sealed.
Asphalt can easily be repaired any time there is a problem, unlike concrete that would have to be cut and removed to fix any problems. Investing your money in repairing your existing asphalt driveway is smart if you don't want to spend a lot of money, and if you want to have a great looking driveway in front of your home. Get estimates to get the problem fixed quickly and find out what other ways you can preserve the asphalt from the contractor that does the project.