Asphalt is an incredibly strong material, making it perfect for high traffic areas such as driveways and car parks. Even though asphalt is such a hardy substance, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need some maintenance every now and then in order to stay in a good condition. Luckily, there are many ways that you can maintain your driveway. However, if you find that you don’t have the time or the experience to maintain your driveway, there are many asphalt companies in Sydney that you can turn to for help.
Cleaning your driveway
Just like with any type of driveway, one way to keep your asphalt driveway looking at its best is to regularly clean it. Not only does regularly cleaning it remove any dirt or soil that may have accumulated on your driveway, but cleaning your driveway also gives you the opportunity to check for oil markings and any spillage of petrol or other chemicals. Although neither oil nor petrol can cause any real damage to your driveway, it does give the driveway a dirty and unkept appearance. If you find any of these on your asphalt driveway, it’s best to just wash them away.
Over time, cracks can begin to form on your driveway. Although these cracks may seem harmless, they actually allow water to seep into your driveway, which can damage the asphalt. If the cracks are left untreated, the cracks will begin to spread and further compromise your driveway. In order to stop water from seeping into the cracks in your driveway, they will need to be sealed annually. If you find that you don’t have the time to seal your driveway, or if you want your driveway to be sealed by professionals, consult an asphalt contractor for assistance.
Coating your driveway
As well as sealing the cracks in your driveway annually, it’s also recommended that you coat your driveway every three years in order to remedy any environmental damage that it has endured, such as sun and water damage. Although the application can be a project for the weekend, the sealant also requires time to set into the driveway, which is otherwise known as ‘curing’. It is advised that your driveway doesn’t receive any traffic during this time.
These are just some of the things that you need to consider when taking care of your driveway. If you find that you either don’t have the time or the experience to maintain your driveway, talk to J & E Asphalt and Civil, one of Sydney’s leading asphalting companies. We have many years in residential, commercial and civil asphalting projects, and we’ll work with you to bring your home or business the perfect driveway. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call on (02) 9627 1628 today.