Tell-all signs that you need to resurface your asphalt Driveway

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Asphalt driveways provide several advantages over concrete driveways, and however, they also require more attention to remain attractive and functional. S  sealing your driveway regularly is one of the simplest ways to extend its lifespan.  Of course, regardless of what you do, the driveway will inevitably need to be resurfaced.

What is resurfacing?

While repairing and patching can only be done in a portion of a driveway, resurfacing covers the overall driveway. Your driveway will have a new layer of asphalt.

Signs that your asphalt driveway needs resurfacing

If your driveway has a few small holes or cracks, a few asphalt patches would generally suffice. However, if your driveway is in poor condition, consider resurfacing it. If your driveway has more than a few holes or cracks, or if the holes or cracks are greater in diameter, it is an ideal candidate for resurfacing. Moreover, if you’re considering patching but are concerned that other small holes or cracks could occur shortly, resurfacing would benefit you more.

Resurfacing should be performed only if the driveway’s foundation is still in good condition. If it is not, resurfacing will not help stabilize it; instead, you should consider replacing the driveway.

Process of Resurfacing

Before you resurface your driveway,  it will be cleared of dirt, leaves, grass, twigs, or other debris. Following that, cleaning up and patching any cracks or holes will be done. Once the driveway is smooth again, a new layer of asphalt around 2 to 3 inches thick will be poured. Then, using a rolling machine, a new layer will be smoothened. As a result, your driveway will appear and feel brand new. Compared to other driveway repair methods, this one can save you time and money.

In reality, finding the appropriate time to resurface your driveway is not difficult. All that is required is to monitor your driveway for damage, cracks, fading, and other symptoms. By investing a little effort in maintaining your driveway correctly, you can potentially prevent having to resurface it for many more years.