Once your asphalt driveway develops cracks and potholes, you'll need to take action. Resurfacing involves spreading a new layer of asphalt over the old surface. Such an upgrade will provide several benefits.
It's easy to forget about safety issues until a simple trip over a pothole or irregularity leaves a family member on crutches after an injury. To proactively prevent such a crisis, view a damaged driveway seriously. Resurfacing will create a smooth exterior for everyone, including children and the elderly, keeping everyone safe.
Enhance Your Home's Aesthetics
Almost nothing suggests neglect like a driveway full of cracks and potholes, which imparts a dilapidated and uncared for impression. If such a prominent part of a home in full view of the street is in disrepair, what other parts behind closed doors are similarly neglected? A resurfacing process lays a neat, fresh and flawless cover, uplifting the look of the entire facade. Of particular importance when selling, your home will indicate it has been well-cared for.
More Cost-Effective and Easier Than a Replacement
Resurfacing asphalt fixes minor cracks and issues without you having to go through the inconvenience and expense of entirely replacing the existing driveway, which involves the major task of removing the old one first. With asphalt resurfacing, contractors remove the top of the current asphalt only before spreading a new layer on top. Unless the drive has extensive cracks or structural issues, you won't usually need to replace it. Not only will you save money with a resurface rather than a replacement, but you'll lessen inconvenience also while prolonging the life of your present drive.
Prevents Over-Sealing Issues
Repeatedly sealing the same asphalt surface over time can result in cracks and damage. Resurfacing, however, with a fresh layer of asphalt will prevent the situation from reaching this point. The new drive can then safely take a protective sealing product without the problem of over-application.
If you leave cracks and damage to expand unabated, they'll become more prominent and visible. Then, when you eventually do resurface or mend the driveway, it will inevitably need more extensive repair, costing extra time and money. You can arrest the deterioration, though, by resurfacing at the right time.
A damaged asphalt driveway presents both safety and aesthetic issues. Potholes and cracks in your driveway are never a good look. Resurfacing will halt the damage and cover it with a durable, fresh new layer—a more convenient and cost-effective process than a replacement.