Asphalt is very durable but upkeep is required every now and then as driveways can crack or wear away over time, especially in climates that experience both winter and summer seasons. Scorching heat and cold weather both affect asphalt driveways and paving services will allow it to remain in perfect condition, although how often service is required will vary.

Harsh temperatures and outdoor conditions may eventually cause your driveway to experience wear and tear, and certain signs will indicate that it’s time for asphalt paving services. If you notice potholes, cracks in the surface, drainage issues, warping or colour that is fading, it means your driveway needs work. Every situation is different, so it’s also important to determine the type of work you require, whether it’s cosmetic, preventative or minor repairs. A couple of cracks does not mean you need to repave your entire driveway, while more serious signs may indicate that a complete overhaul is necessary. A reputable paving company will assess your driveway and the extent of the damage to determine the type of service that’s best for you and complete the type of work that is most effective. 

The severity of the damage will determine how often paving services are required, which will be different from one home to another. Driveways will see some damage over time and this is inevitable. The pressure of vehicles driving on it repeatedly and harsh weather elements will affect it over time, although there are things you can do to prevent damage or delay them. The first step is to have your asphalt driveway sealed because this will prevent minor cracks from becoming more serious while giving your driveway a very appealing shiny appearance that will make it look brand new. Applying a seal should be done regularly and it is recommended that it is applied roughly about every two or three years. 

Another preventative measure is to deal with minor damages immediately so that they don’t become worse. Surface cracks can easily be filled and repaired and ignoring them can lead to more severe damages that will require major repairs that are quite costly. Larger and deeper cracks, however, cannot be filled and the driveway will have to be resurfaced so that water does not accumulate underneath, leading to very serious damages and expensive repairs. These steps will help to extend the lifespan of your driveway, which is why it is important to take such measures.

Bortolo and Sons in Burnaby can help with all of your paving needs and offer a variety of services, including asphalt resurfacing and driveway pavers. Whether you need asphalt or concrete paving services, give Bortolo and Sons a call today!


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