Curb appeal is increasingly important to both home owners and potential home buyers. Simple updates, such as resurfacing an asphalt driveway, can do great things for improving the curb appeal and even the value of a home. Resurfacing gives your driveway an aesthetic boost, while also restoring your asphalt. Asphalt wears over time and cracks and holes can form. If these cracks and holes are left untreated they can spread and cause your driveway to become damaged beyond repair. An asphalt driveway contractor in Baltimore can resurface your driveway. You can potentially save yourself the headache and financial burden of having to completely replace your driveway.
Quality Asphalt Resurfacing Protects Your Driveway
Resurfacing a driveway consists of several steps, each of which is important. Before getting started, it is incredibly important to check the weather forecast for the next few days. Rain or less than ideal temperatures will impact the effectiveness of the resurfacing materials. When it is time to begin resurfacing, the asphalt will first have to be cleaned with a power washer to remove dirt, oil stains, tree sap, or any other contaminants that may prevent the sealer from sticking. Then the asphalt must be allowed to dry completely. Next, all cracks must be filled in with a proper filling agent. Sealer alone will not fill the cracks. Once the asphalt is cleaned, dried, and all cracks are filled, the sealing compound will be laid and spread over the asphalt. The newly resealed driveway will need to dry for two days before being driven on.
Ideally it is recommended that your driveway be resurfaced every two years. Maintaining your asphalt driveway by resurfacing it regularly will help to extend the life of the driveway. Additionally, it will look new longer. It is also important to note that you do not reseal too often. The resurfacing agent can build up, causing a residue that may be tracked into your home and vehicles. Resurfacing prior to 15 months is highly discouraged.
With over a decade in the business, Tradesmen Home is an experienced asphalt driveway contractor in Baltimore. Contact us today for a quote to resurface your driveway or any of your other asphalt needs. Protecting your investment now is your best chance at avoiding costly repairs or replacements down the road.