The 6 Signs It’s Time to Replace the Blacktop Driveway for Your Fairfield Home

By understanding more about the driveway material used within your property, you can begin to make the ideal choices for keeping the space in the ideal condition. Our team at Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping has years of experience, and in this latest post, we’re explaining how to recognize the signs it’s time to replace the blacktop driveway at your Fairfield property.

  1. Cracking

The cracking of the driveway material is a clear sign that it’s time for a replacement. It’s important that you have a Fairfield blacktop driveway specialist review the cracking issue and then respond with high-quality blacktopping maintenance over time. Often quick and easy repairs can save you money.

  1. Potholes

As with roadways, potholes can occur on driveways as the weight of the vehicle leaves indentations in the blacktop material.  Ground settling and moisture left on blacktop can also cause potholes to form. Make sure these potholes are dealt with by professionals before they become a larger issue.

  1. Rough appearance

Having a blacktop driveway in rough shape can both diminish the value of your Fairfield property and damage your vehicle. Updating with driveway with a sealant can usually fix problems with fading and aesthetic issues.

  1. Sealing issues

When the driveway hasn’t been resealed in a couple of years, you might notice the material starts to break down over time, causing lasting problems in terms of drainage. It’s important that you take on resealing work regularly to ensure the blacktop retains its durability over several years. Resealed blacktop will resist water damage from heavy rains and snow.

  1. Pooling water

Pooling water is one of the leading causes of damage to driveways across the country. This can occur due to a breakdown within the material’s drainage and cause significant damage if the water is allowed to settle for several years.

  1. Any combination of the above

Many driveways will begin to suffer a combination of the issues mentioned in this article if comprehensive maintenance work isn’t undertaken. From pooling water to potholes, each problem can lessen the structural quality of the driveway leading to further problems over time.  Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping recommends resurfacing your pavement every 12-15 years for the best surface and to save expenses.  Added thickness during resurfacing improves the performance by adding strength and longevity to your pavement.  Areas needing patching from neglect cost 5X more than resurfacing.

Our team at Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping is here to guide you in managing your driveway maintenance requirements over the coming months. To learn more, contact us directly!

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