It can be very satisfying to see that shiny black look of a freshly paved asphalt driveway. But most asphalt doesn’t stay that way for too long. While it’s important to stay on top of asphalt repairs as well as sealcoating, there are also things you can do between repairs to help keep your asphalt from getting run down. Here are some tips to keep your driveway from getting damaged.
Watch Where You Park
Part of the challenge of keeping your asphalt driveway in good shape is to be careful of what cars park on it. If a car drips oil onto your driveway, then it can cause it to stain and erode the asphalt, causing cracks. Also, very heavy loads can put stress on asphalt and damage it over time. It’s better to park your cars long term inside the garage if you can. But if you really need to park in the driveway, make sure that you check your driveway periodically.
Trim Back Foliage
It’s common for a home to have landscaping, like trees and hedges, around the property. But if you have foliage growing too close to your driveway, it could potentially damage the asphalt. The roots could grow under it and disturb the ground, cracking the asphalt. Even fallen leaves can get wet and, if left on the asphalt, can erode it. Also, if you see weeds growing up between the cracks in your asphalt, then it’s a sign that your asphalt needs to be prepared.
Keep Track of Repairs
You should make a note of small cracks in your driveway and get the repairs taken care of before the cracks spread. Even little cracks can easily get worse over time. It’s important to take care of small repairs because they are manageable and less expensive than a major repair or replacement. And sealcoating regularly can also protect your asphalt from getting dry and damaged.
Contact M&D Paving Today!
Are you ready to start your next paving project? If you want professionals you can trust for high-quality concrete or asphalt paving, look no further than M&D Paving, Inc. We are a third-generation, family-owned, and operated asphalt paving company serving the Maryland area. With over 35 years of experience, we are a licensed, bonded, and insured MHIC member. Contact us online or give us a call at (443)-820-3057 to get a free estimate today.