When it comes to driveways, there are many terms floating around that can cause confusion – replacing, repairing, patching, sealcoating, lining, resurfacing, and more. When a homeowner experiences a damaged driveway, many aren’t sure whether they should replace, repair, patch, or resurface it. In this blog, our asphalt driveway resurfacing company will explain when is a good time to resurface your driveway.
What Is Resurfacing?
While repairing and patching have to do with specific areas of a driveway, resurfacing has to do with the entire driveway. Essentially, we’ll give your driveway a fresh layer of asphalt.
Signs for Resurfacing
If your driveway suffers from a handful of small holes or cracks, a few asphalt patches can usually do the trick. If your driveway is in a worse state, however, we’ll recommend resurfacing it. If your driveway suffers from more than just a few holes or cracks, or if the holes or cracks are larger, it’s the perfect candidate for resurfacing. In addition, if you’re considering patching, but fear that more small holes or cracks will appear in the near future, you’ll benefit more from a resurfacing.
Resurfacing should only be done if the foundation of your driveway is still in good shape. If it’s not, resurfacing won’t help stabilize it and instead, you should consider a driveway replacement.
When we resurface your driveway, we’ll first clean off any dirt, leaves, grass, twigs, and other debris. After that, we’ll clean out and fill in any cracks or holes that have surfaced. Once the driveway is smooth again, we’ll pour on a fresh layer of asphalt about 2 inches – 3 inches thick. Then, we’ll smooth down and flatten the new layer using a rolling machine. The end result is a driveway that looks and feels brand new. This method of driveway repair can save you time and money when compared to others. Let us assess your driveway; we’ll let you know if resurfacing is right for you.