Proper Asphalt Maintenance is the Secret to a Long-Lasting Asphalt Driveway

Proper Asphalt Maintenance is the Secret to a Long-Lasting Asphalt Driveway

Properly maintaining your asphalt driveway extends its lifespan and helps keep it looking great. When it comes to proper asphalt driveway maintenance, it's essential to be proactive. 

Regularly scheduled maintenance identifies and solves small problems while they are still small. Taking the time to inspect your driveway and performing maintenance can extend the life of your asphalt driveway significantly - allowing you to enjoy its beauty for many years. 

From filling cracks to sealing your asphalt and keeping it clear of debris, follow the tips in this to help you keep your asphalt driveway looking great. 

Cleaning Your Driveway

Following a proper cleaning process goes far in maintaining your asphalt driveway. Regularly remove debris and vegetation from the driveway to prevent asphalt damage. 

Seeds can sprout and potentially grow into minuscule cracks and create structural damage. The branches of azaleas and rhododendrons can sprout roots if left on top of the driveway under the right conditions. So, sweep debris off the driveway after every storm and keep it clean during Spring and Fall. 

If you use cleaning solutions, use a gentle degreaser like Dawn dishwashing soap or Simple Green cleaning product. 

It's not recommended but pressure washers can be used, but the water pressure should not exceed 1500 psi to avoid damaging the asphalt. 

Regular Sealing

When it comes to asphalt driveway longevity, proper maintenance must include regular sealing. 

Asphalt sealing creates a protective coating that prevents damage from water and ultraviolet rays. Freshly sealed asphalt looks great, and regular sealing helps you get the most life from your asphalt.  

PALERMO PAVING recommends sealing your asphalt driveway at least every 5 years. Depending on the amount of traffic, more frequent sealing may be necessary. 

While hosing down your asphalt driveway is a DIY job, sealing your asphalt driveway is a job best left to experienced professionals. 

Only professionals can assure you the sealant is properly applied. Also, asphalt maintenance pros can spot potential issues that you might miss. 

So, don’t skip sealing! 

Repair When Needed

Properly repairing an asphalt driveway returns a longer lifespan for the pavement. From minor cracks to major potholes, address any issues as soon as you spot them. 

Asphalt paving professionals have the tools and experience to repair everything from minor cracks to potholes.

And if milling and resurfacing are needed, a professional can take care of that as well.

Rely on a Proper Asphalt Maintenance Partner

Maintaining the asphalt pavement on your property is essential to preserving its quality and lifespan. Proper asphalt maintenance extends the life of your pavement, increases the safety of your surfaces, and reduces the long-term costs associated with asphalt. Because asphalt work is not a DIY proposition, you need to rely on a partner you can trust. 

PALERMO PAVING is the perfect partner to help you maintain your asphalt pavement and keep it in top condition. Their experienced professionals are committed to providing a high-quality service that ensures your pavement will last for years to come. 

They inspect your asphalt and identify the proper maintenance required. Services include sealcoating, crack filling, patching, repairing, milling, and resurfacing to extend the life of the driveway. 

Contact PALERMO PAVING today to learn how they can help you with proper asphalt maintenance.

About the Author PALERMO PAVING

PALERMO PAVING is a family-owned-and-operated Long Island paving company. As such, we have a vested interest in our work. This translates into your paving project being done correctly and professionally. We pride ourselves in our expertise in paving, as well as our dedication to honesty and treating all customers with the care they deserve.

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