Water is the biggest threat to the integrity of driveways, especially when it freezes and expands in or under the drive. Also, direct exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and oxygen in the air will make the asphalt brittle, which makes it more susceptible to cracks. Once the asphalt cracks, water and/or car fluids can seep in and create pools of water underneath the surface. This will lead to more cracking and further damage. Some professionals believe that sealants protect and preserve asphalt surfaces, while others feel that sealants simply create layers of buildup that eventually contribute to cracking and water damage.
The stronger the gravel base, the better the driveway will hold up. Fair recommends at least a 6-inch crushed-stone base under at least 4 inches of asphalt. If you’re not ready to repave your parking lot but it needs to have repairs made to it, there are several things to know that will make a big difference in the quality of the work.
ASPHALT PAVING REPAIR
We can provide the best protection for your asphalt. Our high-quality asphalt sealer combined with our commercial equipment provides exceptional protection against harmful elements. Extend the life of your asphalt while restoring a ‘like new’ appearance at a minimal cost.