An asphalt driveway is a very popular choice for homeowners because of its appearance and it’s less costly than having a concrete driveway poured. A professional driveway contractor in Baltimore, MD can easily repair any damage and aside from adding a seal coat every few years, this type of driveway requires little maintenance. Below are some frequently asked questions about asphalt driveways.
Q.) Is it necessary to sealcoat an asphalt driveway and how often should it be done?
A.) Sealcoating helps to protect your driveway from damage due to the elements, age and wear. Apply the first coat between six months to a year after the installation and then about every three to five years after that. When your driveway is regularly seal coated, it can last for at least 30 years. If your driveway is in terrible condition and it cannot be repaired, an asphalt company can resurface your driveway and it will look as good as new.
Q.) How good are asphalt driveways during the winter months in Maryland?
A.) During snowy and icy weather, salting an asphalt driveway will not cause any damage and frigid temperatures won’t cause it to crack. Since asphalt is black, the sun quickly warms up the driveway causing the ice and snow accumulation to melt faster.
Q.) How do I maintain my asphalt driveway to make it last as long as possible?
A.) In addition to regular sealcoating, there are a few things that can be done to ensure that your driveway lasts many years. Inspect your driveway regularly for signs of cracks. When you see a small crack beginning to form, call an experienced driveway contractor in Baltimore, MD for repairs. If you don’t repair the crack quickly, water will get down into the crack and cause the crack to become larger. When cracks are not fixed, they’ll eventually get bigger and you’ll have holes in your asphalt. Fixing holes takes longer than repairing cracks and the repairs are more costly.
Goode Paving & Sealcoating Inc. is a family owned and operated Maryland company that provides asphalt driveway replacement, additions, repair and maintenance. If you need any of their services, they’ll be happy to give you a free estimate any day of the week.
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