How to Prep Your Driveway for an Independence Day Family Reunion

June, 18, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Driveway being repaired in New England
Are you looking forward to having friends and family over for an Independence Day celebration this year? Especially after the distancing of last year, many people are reuniting with loved ones over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. If you haven’t put much thought into it, now is the time to make sure that your driveway is ready for an influx of guests. You can now do things to ensure that your reunion and subsequent parties go off without issue. Your driveway is an integral part of this process. There are tasks you can do yourself and some things you should leave to residential asphalt paving professionals.

Benefits of Driveway Preparation

Make a Good Impression

If it's the first time some of your family has seen your home or the first time in a long time, you’ll want to make a great first impression. Your driveway can help or hurt that impression. One thing you can do to make sure that your pavement driveway is ready is to do some cleaning. Picking up debris and pressure washing is a great way to make your home’s overall aesthetic inviting. Unless you have serious debris issues or oil stains, this is a task that can be easily handled as a DIY project. You'll also want to ensure that areas around your driveway are clear to handle the overflow of car parking that you will see at the reunion. To make your property look its best, consider upgrades to your landscaping for the ultimate upgrade to the exterior of your home.

Evaluate for Repairs

After you’ve cleared your driveway’s asphalt, you may see a few things that don’t look normal. When you notice anomalies, that means it's the perfect time to call in professionals for asphalt services. Anything from asphalt potholes, cracks, rutting, depressions, and bumps could be the warning signs of a more significant issue. An asphalt paving contractor can help you determine what can be done in short order to make your driveway safe for both vehicles and foot traffic. Because many Independence Day celebrations occur outside, you want to be mindful of tripping hazards that asphalt deterioration can bring if not addressed. You may think that when you call in asphalt driveway repair companies, the tasks will take weeks and weeks, but this isn’t always the case. Just because a significant issue is found when evaluated, it doesn’t mean all repairs have to be done immediately. You can ask your residential driveway contractors about patching and crack filling, which gives you all of the benefits of a complete restoration on short notice. Contractors can handle things like drain repair and sealcoating later and even on a staggered schedule.

Get Expert Advice

Want to make sure your reunion goes off without a hitch? Cassidy Paving is here to help you make the necessary residential driveway repairs for your Independence Day celebration. If you’re in the New England area, give us a call today at 866-978-9788. We can provide you with a free estimate on any needed repairs and get you scheduled asphalt services that can be completed in time for your reunion.
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