How often do you think of your driveway? Chances are, if you’re not having issues with it, you rarely think of it. However, a functional place to park your vehicles is an excellent investment for your home and can even boost your curb appeal if you plan to sell your home soon! If you’re unsure when the right time is to repave your driveway, here are a few red flags you can watch for.
How Do You Know It’s Time to Repave Your Driveway?
You’re Noticing Cracks
Cracks are the most apparent first sign that you should repave your driveway. They’re unavoidable since asphalt is constantly shrinking and expanding with the temperature. So, you can expect cracks, especially if you live in an area with all four seasons. A few smaller ones shouldn’t be cause for concern, but significant cracks that cause buckling in the asphalt should signal that it’s time to repave.
You Hit A Pothole or More
Potholes are also an unavoidable part of having a driveway. These develop from temperature fluctuations expanding and contracting the ground underneath. Depending on the length and size, one or two potholes should send the flag up for repaving. If you notice that your cars may be in danger, you shouldn’t park there until you can repave your driveway.
There’s a Puddle in your Driveway After it Rains
Asphalt filters water down to the ground immediately under the surface, so there should be no pooling or runoff after a storm. If you’re noticing pools in the middle or at the bottom of your driveway, this can indicate issues with the surfacing, causing significant problems if not addressed.
It’s Been A While Since It’s Been Repaved
With regular maintenance, asphalt can last about 20 years! You can choose to seal your driveway every 2-3 years to prolong its life. Without sealing, you’ll notice cracks, potholes, and puddles much sooner. If you’re hesitant about where to begin, we can guide you in the right direction with a consultation.
Choose Edward’s Lawn & Home to Repave Your Driveway
For the past thirteen years, Edwards Lawn and Home has been offering premier residential and commercial services to improve your property all year long. The options are endless from a new patio to a backyard fire pit, let the winners of Angie’s List Super Service Aware serve you! If you’re interested in finding out more about our services or getting a quote, you can contact us online or give us a call at 443-341-6539. For more information about our services or DIY tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.