Simple Ways to Make Your Asphalt Driveway Last Longer

An asphalt driveway should literally pave the way for you and your guests to enter your home. Adding a paved driveway to your home is an investment, so it’s important that you make it last as long as possible. Here at SMI Paving, we want to help you get the most life out of your asphalt driveway. Here are some simple things you can do.

See a crack or pothole? Fix it ASAP

When it comes to asphalt cracks, don’t let them sit around and get worse. Even one small crack can turn into something that causes a lot of damage to your asphalt if you ignore them for too long. In fact, cracks can and will turn into an even worse paving issue: potholes. Speaking of potholes, if you have them, call us to patch them now. They can grow in size and depth over the winter season, becoming serious and costly issues. Plus, they’ll definitely shorten the lifespan of your asphalt.

Be lenient with rock salt

Asphalt naturally melts ice and snow more easily than other driveway materials. While de-icing agents like rock salt will not have as harsh an impact on asphalt as they would on concrete, use them sparingly. Too much of these chemicals can be harmful to your driveway’s surface.

Don’t forget to sealcoat it

Finally, be sure to get your asphalt driveway sealcoated on a regular basis. Your driveway needs this extra layer of protection. Without it, you can expect to be repaving it sooner than you think.

Need repairs, re-paving or other services for your asphalt driveway? The team at SMI Paving is here to assist you. Call today for a free estimate.

SMI Paving Sponsors 2018 Teal Clay Classic

At SMI Paving, we’re about more than just asphalt. We’re about supporting the people who live in the communities we serve. We carry out this mission in several ways. We always strive to provide excellent service, fair pricing, and honest work to every client we work with. But we also look beyond the job site for other opportunities to give back. Through sponsorships of community events like the Teal Clay Classic, SMI Paving is helping create better places for us all to live.

Held in Waxhaw, NC, the Teal Clay Classic is in its fourth year of raising money for and awareness of ovarian cancer. All funds raised go to Fighting With Joy, an organization founded by Heather Steele. While Heather’s ovarian cancer journey ended earlier this year, her memory lives on through her organization and this event.

Fighting With Joy provides emotional support and financial assistance to women facing ovarian cancer, as well as their families. Clients have someone to turn to as they face their diagnosis, navigate their treatment, and work through their recovery. Through a variety of programs and resources, Fighting With Joy walks with women as they manage their care. The organization also provides support to doctors and groups for research, with a special emphasis on early diagnostic testing. Early detection is also highlighted.

SMI Paving is proud to support Fighting With Joy through our sponsorship of the Teal Clay Classic. To learn more about Heather Steele’s story and her organization, visit Fighting With Joy’s website.