A driveway full of cracks is not only ugly and unappealing, but if left for too long, it can become a hazard for cars and people alike. Cracks form from repeated use and cannot be avoided, and if left unfixed, they can cause asphalt to break away from the surface. These asphalt chunks can kick up and damage your car or trip anyone walking on your driveway, leading to an increased chance of injury. It’s best to fix cracks before any further damage can occur.
An asphalt driveway can be fixed in a few different ways, both by the handy homeowner or a local asphalt repair company. Simple cracks can be filled with sealant to avoid further damage, but if fracturing is occurring, it’s recommended the homeowner contacts a professional to have the whole driveway sealed.
Before any sealing, it’s important that the asphalt is thoroughly cleaned to ensure proper adhesion to the ground. Your local asphalt repair company should have the tools to clean effectively to make the job go smoothly.
The presenter in the embedded video shows the process in its entirety so you know what to expect if you decide to do the job yourself or hire a professional.