Tips for Increasing the Lifespan of Your Driveway


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Whether you just got a new asphalt driveway installed or you are looking to take better care of the one that you have had for years, there are many practical and easy ways to treat it well. Here are some quick tips for increasing the lifespan of your driveway.

Don’t Let Water Damage Take a Toll
Water is the biggest enemy that your asphalt driveway has, as the expansion and contraction that occurs over the course of the winter can lead to nasty cracks and potholes. Preventing water from getting into your driveway is crucial to increasing its lifespan. When snow and ice fall, the water melts during the day when temperatures are warmer. Then, the water slips into every nook and cranny of your driveway. When night falls and the temperatures drop again, the water freezes again and the process repeats itself. This can prematurely damage your driveway. Try to direct all drainage away from your asphalt and driveway to prevent this from happening.
Sealcoat and Fill in the Cracks
Especially if your driveway is older, make sure that it is properly seal coated and filled in. If you have any cracks in your driveway, seal them as often as they need to be. Check after every major snowstorm or ice storm to make sure that no new cracks have appeared. On average, most homeowners need to seal coat their driveway every few years.
Is it Beyond Maintenance?
Sometimes, a damaged driveway means that it’s time to replace the entire thing instead of just doing minor repairs. If your driveway gets to a point where it cannot drain properly, is very bumpy, or if there is a lot of settling, it might be time to replace the entire portion of asphalt instead of just patching it up.
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