How Often Do I Have to Repair My Asphalt Driveway?

February, 09, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Your driveway asphalt paving is driven and walked upon multiple times a day. With all of this wear and tear coupled with the intense New England weather, there will be a time when you need an asphalt maintenance company for some driveway repair services. The asphalt experts at Cassidy Paving are regularly asked about how often homeowners should do asphalt repairs and how to avoid them. Here are the best timelines and advice we can give you when it comes to taking care of your asphalt driveway year-round, no matter what the weather throws at you.

What to Know About Asphalt Driveway Repair

When to Repair

Although there is no single answer that will work across the board for all asphalt driveways, there are specific guidelines that you can trust will give you the best outcomes. We recommend an inspection of the property at least every two years or at the first sign of cracking, layer deterioration, or standing water. If you notice something is off with the quality of your asphalt, there is a chance that something could be going on beneath the blacktop that you can't see quite yet. The best thing to do is call in a professional asphalt company at the first sign of issues. The problems will only get worse, leading to liability issues for all of those who use your asphalt driveway. Additionally, what could have been an easier and less consuming crack sealing project could turn into a total replacement if neglected long enough. Therefore, the bottom line is to do driveway repair as soon as you see problem areas. We also suggest getting your driveway sealed at least every three years to preserve its condition and lengthen the lifespan.

Driveway Resurfacing

Often, spot repairs won’t be enough to combat all of the issues that your driveway may have. Though a great option in the winter if you desperately need repairs to avoid liability issues, you will need to schedule more permanent fixes come spring. It is very normal to have the area resurfaced at least every 15 to 20 years. There is only so much patching that can be done before the entire system's integrity is compromised. We can also help save you money doing a resurface if the problems are not too deep or widespread. If you’re looking for a low maintenance, sustainable, and budget-friendly option for your repaving service, asphalt millings are a great option that fits each of those criteria. An asphalt expert can help you determine if resurfacing is appropriate for your needs. You can even call now and get an estimate and more information, so you're ready to tackle these repairs before the spring rush, even if you have to wait a few months before the actual repairs.

Avoiding Damage

If patching or a total overhaul isn't necessary yet or within your budget, there are some things you can do to ensure that you get the most life out of your driveway. We suggest keeping it clean and free of excess dirt and debris. Pressure washing can even help remove most of these hazards. In the winter, have a plan for removing snow in a timely fashion. Freezing temperatures cause a lot of expansion and contraction in asphalt, but having a snow removal plan can help ease that burden. And once again, always make repairs as soon as possible. Avoiding a call to Cassidy Paving can cost you a lot of money in the future.

Get a Free Estimate

If you’re ready to get a customized repair plan for your pavement driveway, give Cassidy Paving a call today at 866-978-9788. It is never too early to start thinking about repairs, and with the right asphalt driveway company, you can save time and money.
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