5 Signs your Driveway needs Repaving

Asphalt Driveway Paving

Confused about your driveway maintenance?

Well, here’s a list of 5 easy signs your driveway needs repaving.

Although driveways are the most neglected part of a property, it is essential to conduct a regular maintenance as it is the entrance to your home. Just as the interior of your house is well decorated to attract attention, the exterior too deserves the same. A well-furnished driveway not only creates a good first impression, but also adds value to the house.

Here are 5 easy signs your driveway needs repaving:

  1. Weather Conditions

Homes located in extreme climatic conditions should be cautious about indentations and marks to their driveway as they are caused due to the heating of asphalt which makes it soft.

  1. Multiple Potholes

A common sign of aging asphalt are potholes, caused by the wear and tear from traffic. This is caused due to the expansion and contractions of the ground beneath the asphalt which weakens and cracks due to the vehicles. The appearance of one pothole may  indicate a weak spot in the paving, but if you spot multiple potholes at a time, it suggests the surface is no longer capable of supporting vehicle traffic and needs to be repaved immediately.

  1. Water Pooling

Asphalt is a porous material and when installed accurately, it should be able to filter the water down into the ground surface. However, if you’ve noticed water pooling or streams of water just rolling off your driveway, then it’s a clear indication that the surface is failing. Drainage issues can quickly escalate and cause extensive damage to your property, which can be immediately avoided.

  1. Unevenness

Once your driveway begins to look uneven in places with bumps here and there, it is a clear sign that the surface beneath your paving is unstable and has caused structural damage which needs to be replaced.

  1. The Life Span

Asphalt driveways have a life span of 12 to 35 years, provided it’s well maintained. It has the least initial investment as well as the highest level of maintenance. After the initial installation takes place, seal coating of the asphalt in every 3 years ought to be done or else it’ll crack.

So, to those of you who are keen on maintaining your driveway, fear no more, we are at your door. Blacktop Paving can provide services in repaving and maintaining a driveway.

7 thoughts on “5 Signs your Driveway needs Repaving

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  3. Tyler Meredith Reply

    It’s interesting that things like pooling water and an uneven surface on the asphalt could be signs that it needs to be replaced. It makes sense that dips and bumps are often results of settle ground which could potentially cause large cracks. I’ll have to keep this in mind for my driveway because the asphalt is rather old so having it repaved and maintained more effectively could really help in the future.

  4. JJ Enterprises Reply

    Yeah it surprises many people who live in colder climates how much weather impacts driveways. But I explain to them that the freezing and thawing over the years really puts a toll on driveways. They break easier up in Wisconsin than they will down in Texas. We had a customer who lived in Texas for 20 years and never replaced a driveway and then moved to Wisconsin and had to replace his within 3 years of living up here (the driveway was already 10+ years old). Had to explain that concept to him.

  5. Milwaukee Chimney Reply

    Solid list here. I see tons of potholes up here in the north where cold winters really screw up driveways and sidewalks. Even great contractors can be defeated by mother nature haha. Oh well, keeps us in business right?!

  6. Brandon George Reply

    I agree with all your points that you have stated here. It makes sense that relying on a professional would be a better way to ensure the job gets done right. I have already got quotes from a few stamped concrete or concrete contractors near RI area and would like to make sure to get our asphalt repaired properly this month. Keep posting!

  7. Doris Brown Reply

    Thanks for easy signs listing, think it totally makes sense to conduct a regular maintenance, then the chances of concrete driveway repaving and repair are less. My wife and I are pretty thinking about hiring contractor to repair our stamped driveway this week since it is showing signs of age and wear for 3 years. Thanks for Sarah and her team, sent by a ma stamped concrete company, that come to our house and not only give us smart options, but explain the entire process. We hope we would be satisfied with the work. Keep posting!

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