How to Care For an Asphalt Driveway

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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

The first step in caring for your new A. Macchione Brothers’ asphalt driveway is remembering to avoid driving on it for the first 3 days after paving.

Asphalt Texture

An asphalt driveway is made up of various textures, including:

  • Stone
  • Sand
  • 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.

Contact A. Macchione Brothers Today

Trust the experts at A. Macchione to repair or repave your asphalt driveway today!

For over 37 years, our family owned business have been making sure our customers receive the highest quality asphalt driveway care. Contact us today to set up your residential or commercial asphalt driveway.