In order to keep your new, beautiful asphalt driveway in pristine condition, proper care and maintenance will need to be taken. Following these steps will not only ensure its longevity, but will also keep costs down as improper asphalt maintenance can be expensive.
Let’s take a look at how exactly you can properly care for and maintain your asphalt driveway.
Avoid Driving on New Asphalt
An asphalt driveway is made up of various textures, including:
- Liquid Asphalt
The different sizes of these materials will affect the surface of the driveway, so surfaces may look smoother in some areas and rougher in others.
Keep Excessive Weight Off
Parking heavy materials like heavy trucks, campers, or boats for long periods of time on your new asphalt driveway can cause blacktop depression. Low weight materials like chairs, bicycles, or barbeques can also create indents and holes in the blacktop, so be mindful when attempting to place anything on new asphalt.
Avoid Driving on the Edges
The edges of a driveway tend to be the weakest part due to lack of support on the sides. With continued parking, the edges will crumble or crack, so move inward if you can.