Your driveway is many things – a place to park your car, part of your home’s curb appeal, and one of the first things people see when they come to visit. Over time, even the most well-maintained driveways can start to show signs of wear and tear. And eventually, you’ll have to replace your asphalt driveway.
In this article, we’ll explore five signs that you’re in need of an asphalt driveway replacement. From potholes to drainage issues and fading colour, we’ll help you identify the signs that could be affecting the safety and appearance of your driveway. Let’s get started!
One of the most common indications that your asphalt driveway needs to be replaced is noticeable cracks. Small cracks may not seem like a big deal at first, but they can slowly grow over time and become a more serious issue. Having cracks means that water can seep into the underlying layers of your driveway, which can cause further damage and lead to more expensive repairs down the line.
If you notice cracks in your driveway, it’s best to have them repaired as soon as possible. However, if there are too many cracks or they’re overly large, it may be time to consider replacing your driveway altogether.
Another similar sign is the presence of potholes. Potholes can form when water seeps into the underlying layers (thanks to cracks!) of your driveway and freezes, causing the asphalt to expand and contract. This can result in the asphalt breaking apart, leaving behind a hole.
Potholes can be dangerous for your car and your family, and they’re certainly not aesthetically pleasing. Just like cracks, potholes need to be addressed right away.
If water is not draining properly from your driveway, it can lead to standing water, which can ruin the texture and appearance of your driveway and create safety hazards. Poor drainage can be caused by a variety of factors, including a sloping driveway, clogged gutters, or a damaged drainage system.
Asphalt driveways are typically black or dark gray in colour. As the years go on, the colour of your driveway may start to fade or become lighter. This might be from exposure to the sun, weather, and other environmental factors.
While fading colour may not seem like a serious issue, it might be telling you that your asphalt is getting weaker. A sealant could be an effective solution in this case, but if your driveway doesn’t cooperate with it, it’s time for asphalt replacement.
While asphalt driveways can last for many years with proper maintenance, they will eventually reach the end of their lifespan. If your driveway is more than 10 – 20 years old and is losing its smoothness and shine, contact the professionals. A new driveway will not only improve the appearance of your home, but it will also provide you with a safer and more functional place to park your car.
If you’re ready for an asphalt driveway replacement, Holloway Paving is just a call away. We’ve proudly served Calgary and Southern Alberta for over 20 years, providing high-quality work for residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Our services extend from asphalt maintenance and repair to fixing potholes and bumps and beyond. Contact us today for a free quote on any of our services!