On the edge about sealcoating? Go ahead and jump! Sealcoating won't just revitalize the appearance of your home's driveway, it will extend its lifespan and open the door to several money saving opportunities.
The longer you are able to keep an object, generally, the more money you can save because you are avoiding replacement costs. Your driveway is no exception to this idea. Asphalt is a highly durable material, but drainage issues, sun exposure and every day usage can cause it to deteriorate, eventually making replacement a necessity.
If you have a gravel or dirt driveway and want it replaced with an asphalt paved one, then you likely understand that asphalt can last a long time. This longevity relies heavily on the preparation procedures that are implemented during the installation. One of the most important is the installation of a strong and secure base. Keep reading to understand how to choose a base that will retain the strength you desire.
When you are looking to pave your driveway, do not try to overcomplicate things by trying different materials. If you are serious about paving your driveway then you will use the same material that the government uses for the majority of road installation in the United States, asphalt. There is a very good reason that the government and other commercial contractors use asphalt. It is notorious for lasting a very long time, and it looks incredibly nice when it is put down properly.
If your property has an old asphalt driveway, you may start wondering if the time has come to have it repaved. If so, look for the following three signs that your driveway is deteriorating rapidly and needs to be repaved:
Puddles Are Present When It Rains
This first warning sign that your driveway's asphalt is deteriorating can be seen the next time it rains. While the rain is still falling, look at your driveway to see if any water is collecting and forming puddles.
If you have an asphalt parking lot, a catch basin may have been recommended to you by a paving contractor. However, this is not a term that you may be familiar with. Getting answers to the questions you have about catch basins will help you make an informed and educated decision on whether you should have on installed in your parking lot.
What is a Catch Basin?
A catch basin is a drainage system that is designed to help drain water away from your parking lot.