Time to Resurface
The need to resurface an asphalt driveway is one that a large number of people find to be inevitable. And once you have noticed that your asphalt driveway needs to be resurfaced, it is advisable to get it done with no further delay because as you continue to delay, the asphalt driveway continues to deteriorate in terms of aesthetic appeal and also in relation to the structural integrity of the driveway.
This is because the driveway continues to be exposed to human and/or vehicular traffic and to harsh weather elements that cause the deterioration of asphalt surfaces.
You can find a few signs that it is indeed time to resurface your asphalt driveway in this article.
Large Potholes on the Asphalt Driveway
The moment a pothole gets large enough to be noticeable on an asphalt driveway, you know you have delayed or neglected timely repairs on for your asphalt driveway. This is because every pothole starts out as a small pit on the driveway, and it continues to enlarge as the asphalt material is eaten away due to exposure to harsh weather elements and heavy traffic.
The occurrence of multiple potholes on the driveway surface is a sure sign that it is time to have the resurfacing exercise done. Potholes are not only an aesthetic issue on an asphalt driveway; they are also a safety concern because they make the driveway users more vulnerable to accidents when walking or driving on the asphalt driveway.
Multiple Cracks on the Asphalt Driveway
Potholes are not the only problem that may make it necessary to have an asphalt driveway resurfaced. Cracks are also a relatively common occurrence in a large number of residential asphalt driveways.
The worst thing about the occurrence of cracks on an asphalt driveway is that the emergence of one crack usually triggers the emergence of other cracks that eventually form a network of cracks on the driveway surface.
While filling the cracks will often suffice for the stability and structural integrity of the asphalt driveway, the driveway will not look as smooth and as beautiful as before because the sections of the cracks that were filled will still be visible.
Resurfacing your driveway is the only sure way to restore it back to its previous condition both aesthetically and in terms of its functionality.
If you have noticed any of the above signs, then it is definitely time to resurface.