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Signs that you Need Driveway Repairs

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Asphalt | 0 comments

Providing the appropriate repairs can go a long way toward keeping your property in good condition. It is important to have your driveway repaired as soon as the repairs become necessary in order to prevent substantial problems from arising. Any driveway will wear down over time and will ultimately require repairs to remain in the best possible condition. It is also important to ensure that you provide regular maintenance to your driveway in order to reduce the likelihood of damage to the driveway. Here are some of the most common signs that you need driveway repairs.

Aging

Pay attention to when your driveway was originally paved, as well as when it had repairs. Every driveway will wear down eventually. In general, an asphalt driveway will require repairs every 15 to 20 years in order to remain in the best possible condition. Keep the age of your driveway in mind when you need to determine that you need driveway repairs. However, it is also important to pay attention to other signs, rather than just the age of the driveway.  

Driveways are Subject to Wear and Tear

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Any driveway is likely to see a great deal of traffic or exposure to things that will cause damage. Cars are extremely heavy and can cause an excessive amount of wear to the surface of the driveway. This applies both to the spaces that they pass over and the areas where the car stays long-term. Extreme weather can also cause damage to a driveway. Rain can lead to deterioration of the driveway, while UV rays can cause fading to the surface of the driveway. In addition, extreme temperatures can lead to damage to the driveway. For example, when water freezes in cracks in the driveway, it will cause the cracks to expand and grow wider.

Potholes

Potholes are a major sign that your driveway needs repairs. These potholes tend to occur as a result of a car’s weight. This weight causes the formation of a group of cracks. These cracks eventually turn into potholes as they wear down. If you have noticed the formation of potholes in your driveway, it is highly likely that you need driveway repairs to protect your vehicle and property, as well as keep your driveway in the best possible condition.

Faded Surface

A freshly paved driveway ultimately maintains a beautiful appearance. However, over time, this surface’s appearance is likely to diminish. When UV rays regularly shine on the surface of the driveway, it can cause the colors of the driveway to fade. Pay attention to the overall appearance of your driveway. When the driveway begins to show outward signs of wear or fading, you may want to consider obtaining driveway repairs. Not only can this prevent substantial issues, but it can also restore the appearance of your driveway. This can go a long way toward improving the overall curb appeal of your property, which will raise its value.

Pooling Water

A driveway is designed to allow water to drain off the surface. This is because standing water can cause a substantial amount of damage to an asphalt or concrete surface. Due to this, it is incredibly important to pay attention when water begins to pool on your driveway. If the water isn’t draining off as it should, it is an indication that there is something wrong with the structure of your driveway. This water accumulation can lead to substantial issues and accelerated damage to the surface. It is extremely important to ensure that the water that is on your driveway is able to drain and doesn’t cause additional damage to the driveway.

Crumbling Edges

Ensure that you regularly check on the edges of your driveway to find signs of damage. When these edges begin to crumble, it is highly likely that you need to obtain driveway repairs. These crumbling edges are often a result of a significant amount of wear. They can occur when your driveway has been parked on by an extremely heavy vehicle. Crumbling edges can also allow damage to escalate, which is one of the many reasons that it is important to have your driveway repaired when the edges begin to crumble.

Cracks

You are likely used to the appearance of cracks on asphalt or concrete surfaces. Many sidewalks will have cracks and they can commonly occur on the driveway, as well. It is important to pay attention to cracks on your driveway because cracks are capable of escalating and growing. Cracks allow rain and other water sources to penetrate through the openings in the surface. Temperature fluctuations can cause the water to freeze, which will cause it to expand. When water expands inside of the cracks in the driveway, it will cause the crack to expand. This can lead to substantial issues. When you notice cracks in your driveway, it is important to have them repaired in the early stages. This will go a long way toward preventing the escalation of significant issues with the condition of your driveway.

Unevenness

Your driveway should maintain an even, balanced slope. When issues occur with the slope, it can cause the accumulation of water, uneven wear, and many additional issues. As a driveway ages, it is possible that it will become uneven.

It is important to regularly obtain driveway repairs in order to prevent substantial issues to your property and driveway. Keeping your driveway in good condition will improve the value of your property and ensure that it maintains the best possible appearance. At Top Job Asphalt, we offer an array of asphalt-related services to keep any asphalt surface in great condition. We are able to provide driveway repairs, as well as sealcoating. Sealcoating a driveway can help to seal cracks and prevent damage from escalating to the driveway. It is also important to provide regular maintenance for your driveway. This maintenance can help to prevent damage from occurring in the first place. To learn more about the signs that you need driveway repairs or to obtain your driveway repairs from us, contact us at Top Job Asphalt today!

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Chantel Benson
Chantel Benson
01:55 29 Jul 21
Posting for my father who is not online, but felt that... others should be warned:A year ago, what should have been a routine, simple asphalt driveway, turned into a less than mediocre job. We ended up with an approximate 8 by 6 low spot that collects water, and in winter becomes our own personal ice rink. The low spot is located where my wheelchair-bound disabled son is loaded and unloaded on his special needs bus, making it incredibly slippery and dangerous for him and all involved. After multiple calls last fall asking to repair the low spot, they finally “repaired” the low spot with a slurry patch. After the first rain, it appeared the low spot now collected even more water than before. Again, after multiple calls asking to repair the low spot, it was determined that we would need to wait til summer for them to repair it as the weather was “too cold” at that point in the year for the slurry patch to “cure” correctly. Fast forward to this summer, we began making numerous calls and emails in May trying to get on the schedule for a repair again. Finally, the second repair was done on July 21st using another slurry patch. We were told to stay off of it for at least 24-48 hours minimum to allow it to “cure” properly, so we blocked it off and stayed off of it for 4 days. When we figured it would be safe to drive on, we were discouraged to find out that it was still soft and mushy. On the afternoon of the 26th, after pulling our side by side straight on it, the tires appeared to peel up the slurry patch on the wheels and left deep tread marks from the tires. We called on Monday the 26th and was promised to get a call back immediately, however we are still waiting for a call back from them. This entire ordeal has been extremely frustrating all around, between the terrible customer service from Terri and Rosalie, to the amount of calls that had to be made before anything was repaired, to the quality of work that was given for $4,600 on a small, simple, flat, square driveway.read more
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