Over time, all asphalt installations will develop cracks. If you don’t fix them, they can do a lot more than just making your driveway look a bit worse. It’s important that you fill and seal your asphalt cracks before they get worse or, in some climates, cause permanent damage to your entire installation.
Why Fill Asphalt Cracks?
When your pavement is finished and sealed, the protective coating helps keep water from seeping into the asphalt. This is important because water from rain or other elements can erode the compound that keeps your asphalt solid.
Therefore, if cracks are left unfilled (or if they are filled and aren’t sealed afterwards), water can contribute to premature deterioration of your asphalt installation. If left untreated for long enough, cracks can expand and cause your asphalt to develop potholes and other structural deficiencies.
Save Time and Money
Staying on top of preventative maintenance now can make a big difference later on. Keeping cracks filled and sealed can almost double the life of your asphalt installation. While it might cost you a little money upfront now, keeping up with your pavement maintenance is going to be less expensive in the long run.
In other words, you can avoid having to pay for an entirely new driveway installation by taking care of the one you currently have!
For asphalt paving care tips, services, and more, contact Asphalt Paving Service in the Kansas City area. We are more than happy to help you with all of your pavement-based concerns and questions.