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Driveway Sealing Wear & Tear

Driveway Sealing Wear & Tear, Weston CT, Fairfield CT, Westport CT, Darien CT, Darien CTAsphalt pavement is the most popular paving material in America for everything from suburban driveways to airport tarmacs. It is fast and economical to install, repair and maintain, and it is prized for its deep, rich color. When given proper care, asphalt pavement can potentially last for several decades. Eventually, Driveway Sealing Wear & Tear will begin to show its age. How long the aging process will take depends on many factors, but proper maintenance can slow or prevent some instances of premature aging.

Driveway Sealing Wear & Tear – Repair Cracks Promptly

Many people do not realize that all paving materials will crack due to ground heave, excessive weight or simply time. Asphalt pavement is no exception. If cracks go without repair, water can drain beneath the pavement and damage the supporting foundation, allowing the pavement to move, crack or sink. When the trapped water freezes, the damage becomes even more extensive. Have cracks repaired promptly; at the very least, have them filled before the onset of cold weather.

Apply Sealcoating Regularly

Asphalt sealcoating helps protect asphalt pavement from various types of environmental damage. It blocks the UV rays that make the pavement dry and brittle; these rays also turn the pavement from black to gray. Sealcoating shields the pavement from chemicals, such as deicers and automotive fluids, that can cause premature deterioration. In addition, sealcoating can help protect against tire damage and enhances the pavement’s waterproofing.

Enforce Weight Limits

When your asphalt pavement was built, it was designed for vehicles within a specific range of weights. If your pavement is the driveway of your home or the parking lot of a shopping center, it probably was not engineered to bear the weight of a fully loaded tractor-trailer, for example.

Avoid Leaving Stationary Objects on the Pavement

Heavy equipment and trucks should not be allowed to remain parked on your asphalt pavement for extended periods. Even objects such as boats on trailers, pallets of merchandise and recreational vehicles need to be moved to a new location occasionally. Stationary objects can leave unattractive marks on the pavement, especially during the summer, but they can also damage it.

Never Let Inexperienced Drivers Operate a Snowplow

Snow removal is not a job for amateurs. If the blade is not set correctly, it can strip your sealcoating, gouge your pavement or catch on damaged areas and remove chunks of your pavement.

Beware of Invasive Vegetation

Many trees put out lateral roots that extend far beyond the trunk. Tree roots can exert a surprising amount of pressure on your asphalt pavement, often forcing it upward and cracking it. Creeping vines and many grass species have suckers that can enlarge the pavement’s pores and cause damage.

Have a Reputable Contractor Perform Your Asphalt Work

From the initial installation to periodic sealcoating, it is important to hire a reputable asphalt professional. Installation mistakes such as improper compaction of the foundation or an improper depth of asphalt can lead to premature pavement failure. Cracks need to be properly prepared before filling, and the type of filler used can be extremely important. Regardless of the type of work you are having performed, take the time to ensure that you hire an experienced, reliable professional.

At Driveway Sealing Call Frank, we are committed to providing every customer with exceptional work at competitive rates. We have been serving commercial and residential customers in the counties of New Haven and Fairfield since 1998. We specialize in asphalt maintenance through services such as sealcoating, infrared paving repair, parking lot striping and crack repair. If you would like a free estimate, you can call us at (203) 378-0080 or toll-free at 1-800-DRIVEWAY. If you prefer, you can submit our quote request form online.

We service these cities in CT!  GreenwichStamfordDarienNorwalkNew CanaanWestportFairfieldWestonMilford, and West Haven, CT.
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My home in Orange has a very long, uphill and curving driveway that had many alligator cracks and other problems over 18 years of use. Frank’s asphalt heating and curing process did an excellent job to refinish the driveway and get it looking nearly like new.

It was not all roses, however, since some of the work was done in the late Fall and the seal coating over certain areas could not be done over the Winter. In the early Spring, the driveway looked very patchy. However, Frank and his team came back in two days and not only completed the promised work but went beyond our agreement to assure my satisfaction. I met Frank 3 times in this process and I can say without reservation that he is an honest man who stands behind his work.

Mark Nordstrom, Orange, CT

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