Once you have your driveway professionally paved, you’ll want to ensure you get the most out of your investment. From waiting for the asphalt to cure to knowing when it’s time to sealcoat, there are several important guidelines for caring for your driveway post-installation.
Residential paving experts recommend the following helpful tips.
Park in different places.If you park in the same place on your driveway every day, you may leave impressions on the asphalt over time, so try to alternate spots. If you plan to leave any vehicles parked for extended periods, place plywood or padding beneath the wheels to protect your paved surface.
Watch how you turn the wheel.If you turn your wheel too sharply while pulling out of your driveway, you may crack or puncture the surface. The same problems may arise when you park your vehicle crookedly. Always keep the steering wheel straight when you traverse your asphalt driveway.
Drive on it immediately.Residential paving companies advise you to wait a minimum of 24 hours before using your asphalt driveway. Since asphalt contains oils, it takes slightly longer to cure than concrete. During the warm months, you might want to a couple days before traveling on it.
Sealcoat too soon.If you sealcoat your driveway within a year after asphalt paving, you might make it more vulnerable to holes and cracks. Wait at least a year, then have it resealed every two to three years. Allow your residential paving team to fill cracks and repair damages before sealcoating.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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