As any asphalt company will tell you, one of the greatest things about asphalt is its durability. A well-maintained asphalt driveway or parking lot will need some patching or resurfacing every few years, but a full-on replacement is a rare event.
But what if you’ve been slacking on your asphalt paving maintenance? Or what if you’ve inherited a nasty old driveway with your otherwise awesome new house?
If the cracks in your driveway are minor (or less than a quarter of an inch wide), then there’s good news: those cracks are easy to patch. The same goes for potholes – if they’re shallow, a little patching should do the trick. If you take care of your driveway, these are the kinds of minor problems that you can expect to encounter every few years.
However, when cracks and holes become deep or wide, or when they run the entire length or width or the driveway, then it’s time to call the asphalt company and ask about replacement. Deep damage like this isn’t just unsightly – it allows water to penetrate to the foundation of your driveway, which can cause serious problems.
Age is another reason that your driveway might need to be replaced. Sometimes it simply makes more sense to start fresh. This way, you ensure that your driveway is structurally sound, and you won’t have to spend money to get it fixed again in a few years.
We know that dealing with your driveway can be overwhelming – but that’s what the Atlanta asphalt pros at Prime Paving Contractors are here for. Whether you need a whole new driveway or just a little maintenance assistance, give us a call today and we’ll be glad to help you out.