Many homeowners don’t think about their driveway asphalt paving until they notice a rougher ride than usual. You might see several issues, including standing water, holes, and asphalt disintegration. Cassidy Paving has seen these issues and more across New England. Although we know you’d like to get your issues repaired as soon as possible, it can be beneficial to do a little research to prepare yourself for what to expect during a driveway pavement repair project.
Choosing the Best Contractor
An essential part of receiving the asphalt services you need to ensure an excellent curb appeal is hiring the best asphalt contractor for your driveway. Your driveway is a focal point and an essential piece of your home. You don’t want to leave this important task to just anyone. The best way to find a reputable and good contractor in your area is to ask people that you trust for recommendations. Cassidy Paving receives many clients via word of mouth, and we are humbled to know that our customers appreciate our work enough to tell their friends and loved ones. When you reach out to an asphalt paving contractor, these are the things you should ask/do:
- Get an estimate. Most reputable companies like Cassidy Paving offer free estimates. We suggest only using companies that offer this so that there’s no obligation.
- Ask about their certification and whether they are insured and bonded and verify them.
- You can also ask for references to check.
- Do some online research, read google and social media reviews.
If you are repaving your driveway, you have the option to keep it the same or make some upgrades. If you need more space or would like to have additional or different entry points for your home, your contractor can help build the driveway you desire. They can also work with your current landscape or proposed landscape to deliver the driveway design and functionality you need. These upgrades can boost curb appeal and home value.
Your current residential asphalt driveway may have pooling issues, but during a repavement project, you have the option to correct the issues that plague your driveway. Even if your driveway is flat, you will need a slight slope to account for the precipitation we experience across New England. This will protect your asphalt especially come spring when the abundant amount of snow melts.
Sealcoating Your New Pavement
Regardless of how extensive your new driveway project is, the best practice is to make sure that you ask your asphalt company about including blacktop sealcoating once the asphalt is applied. Sealcoating is an additional service that the Cassidy Paving crew offers with all new paving projects. Expert asphalt paving contractors should always recommend to sealcoat within the first year of installation. It is essential to do this because it can keep your driveway pavement maintained for several years. It is the best way to protect your investment.
Get Professional Asphalt Insight
If you’re ready to discuss repaving your home’s driveway, our team would love to chat with you. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to book a free estimate. We can also help you with full-scale asphalt maintenance after your new driveway is applied or your other asphalt needs for residential and commercial properties.