Routine asphalt maintenance is something that’s often overlooked by homeowners. There are already so many little projects you have to keep track of as a homeowner, it’s easy for your driveway to get pushed to the side. After all, it’s not going anywhere, right?
But that’s what could get you into trouble down the road. Many people don’t realize they should be sealcoating their driveway every few years to keep their pavement protected.
Why? Because sealcoating literally seals your asphalt to resist moisture, reduce oxidation from the sun, and safeguard against damage from traffic and the elements. Its protective qualities make sealcoating an essential weapon against natural wear and tear.
Without sealcoating, your driveway will have a much shorter lifespan, and it will be vulnerable to gradual weakening over time. As a result, you’ll wind up paying more in asphalt repair costs for things like potholes, pooling, and cracks.
This is why experts say you should sealcoat your driveway every handful of years. Exactly how often you do so depends largely on your climate. For instance, in dry, temperate climates, you can get away with sealcoating your driveway every five or six years. However, here in Kansas City, we experience pretty extreme temperature swings between summer and winter, and we also experience substantial humidity. The moisture and extreme heat and cold will do a number on your asphalt, so you should sealcoat your driveway roughly every two to three years.
So, if you’re not already in the habit of routine driveway sealcoating, it’s not too late! Call Asphalt Paving Service right here in Kansas City for professional help with your driveway sealing. We’re excited to work with you!