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.