Can You Match Old Asphalt With New?

September, 14, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Cracks in asphalt around a manhole cover

As a property owner or manager, you know the importance of curb appeal and the role your parking lot or driveway plays in that. Not only does it help with property values, but if you’re thinking of selling or want to attract new clients, first impressions are everything. Your asphalt paving can either help or hurt your aesthetic interests. Old asphalt doesn’t look great and can make your property appear unkempt. Over time, you may even notice your ashpalt looking mismatched due to untimely repairs or wear and tear. If you’re concerned about keeping your property looking its best, here are the asphalt services to implement so that your entire driveway or asphalt parking lot looks its best regardless of what section was most recently repaired.

Can You Mismatch Asphalt?

Common Repairs and Services

Some of the most common reasons your driveway or parking lot may be mismatched are things like patching asphalt potholes, crack sealing, or phased installation. Especially for crack sealing, you may have seen the telltale signs of sharp black lines against the top layer of asphalt. Potholes are another issue that can cause almost polka-dotted areas on the blacktop sealcoating if not blended correctly. Phasing your repaving or installation can also be a reason why half of your pavement looks different. In New England, UV rays, rainy seasons, and snow are all reasons why your pavement can look faded. If you wait a while between paving projects, there’s no doubt that the new and old areas will look different.

Matching Options

If your asphalt maintenance services have caused areas of visual contrast, you have a few options. Especially for spot repair areas, resurfacing is a great option to get that fresh and even blacktop look. This works well because this process involves removing the top layers of your lot or asphalt driveway paving and then adding fresh layers. Once those layers are cured, an asphalt sealing contractor will apply the sealant that will help keep the area looking new for at least the next 2-3 years. If you have underlying issues outside of aesthetics, resurfacing can also be a great option to address those while giving you more durability and a smooth driving surface. Not only will it look better and match more closely, but it will also provide a smoother drive.

You may be able to get away with applying just a new sealant if the fading or amount of needed repairs isn’t excessive. Sometimes the application of sealcoat only can give the allusion of new pavement without the cost. An expert asphalt and paving contractor should be able to inspect and advise you on the best route to go.

Need Help Matching Your Asphalt?

If you’re looking to increase your property value, make a great first impression, or looking to sell soon? Repairing asphalt is an accessible and easy option to do that. Give the team at Cassidy Paving a call today at 866-978-9788 to discuss the options for sealcoating, resurfacing, or even a complete reinstallation. We offer free estimates, detailed maintenance plans including commercial snow plowing services, and warranties on new full-depth work for customers across Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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