A properly installed, paved, and maintained asphalt residential driveway should last a minimum of fifteen to twenty (15 to 20) years. This is determined by the stability of the sub-grade, the quality of the installation, the types and frequency of maintenance, proper drainage and the climate of the area you are located in.
To maintain the strength and durability of your asphalt driveway surface, it is important to follow the maintenance recommendations of your installation team. This includes making a point to sealcoat your asphalt driveway 1-2 years after installation and every 5-10 years after that time. A sealcoat application helps protect the asphalt surface, reducing water penetration and the harmful effects associated with UV rays and harmful car pollutants.
In addition to sealcoating, it is important to crack-fill as cracks and potholes begin to appear in the surface. Cracks in the asphalt allow water to get into the sub-base and compromise the integrity and strength of the asphalt surface on top. Regularly filling cracks and applying sealcoat will ensure that water is not able to get under the surface and cause damage. Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of water after it has entered into the ground under the pavement. The pothole repair process involves four important steps: clean, heat, add the new custom aggregate mix, and cool. Potholes should be repaired as soon as possible to help mitigate larger, more costly repairs.
If your asphalt surface is looking dull or worn due to improper maintenance or initial installation, an asphalt overlay is a great option to give it a refreshed look. In many instances, an asphalt overlay can add 5-10 years to the lifespan of the asphalt surface.
Whether you require a full installation or just an asphalt pad resurfaced, we are available for all and any of your asphalt driveway needs. We offer plenty of great services to increase the lifespan and strength of your driveway or parking areas.