It’s easy to forget about driveway maintenance during the summer – it’s hot, barely rains (depending on where you live), and your paving doesn’t get very dirty, however, fall is a different story. It begins to get colder as the season transitions into winter, and the rain and wind can muddy even the cleanest of surfaces as it catches debris. In order to make driveway maintenance during the fall season much easier, little fixes should be made while the weather is still on your side. Let’s take a look at some of the things we can start doing now, to avoid headaches during rainfall and low temperatures.
If you haven’t sealcoated your driveway yet, it’s time to do it. Sealcoating creates a barrier between the asphalt and the elements, like wind, rain, snow and petroleum run-off from cars. It can make it boost upkeep and look much more visually pleasing, as well as massively improve the asphalt’s resilience against the freeze and thaw cycles during winter. This is a step you do not want to skip if you wish to elongate the life of your driveway. Richmond Blacktop offers sealcoating services that will ensure your driveway is set for the damaging winter months.
Patching Chips & Cracks
Small chips and cracks can seem like nothing you need to worry about, but they can quickly expand and create even bigger problems. During winter, water and snow can enter these crevices and freeze, causing expansion and damage to the cracks. This can be both unsafe and unsightly for your family’s driveway.
Periodic pressure washing your surfaces will ensure they are clean of petroleum products, chemicals and debris that can be carried into cracks by water and snow, and further damage your asphalt. This not only cleans your asphalt surface to reduce the chances or early deterioration, but also keeps it in tip top shape for your family and curb appeal.
Don’t forget – you can contact us for more information online or by phone to book a free consultation with our experts and get started on your paving project! Check out the rest of our blog for fun articles and ways you can incorporate easy driveway maintenance into your asphalt care regime.