Asphalt Issues to Watch out for This Summer

Your asphalt driveway is one of the first things people see when they come to your home, and as a homeowner, you likely want to keep it looking as good as possible. But asphalt can develop some issues over time and will require regular maintenance and care to keep it the way you want it. The summertime is one of the best times of year to contact a local residential asphalt paving company in order to get a fresh layer put down on your driveway or to get significant issues fixed. To that end, here are some of the potential problems that you might want to keep an eye out for this summer when it comes to your driveway or any other asphalt you may have on your property.

Asphalt Depressions

Asphalt requires a strong foundation underneath it in order for it to hold up well over time. If part of your pavement's foundation is no longer up to the task, this could allow a divot or depression to form. The asphalt will look like it is starting to sink in certain patches. These depressions may allow water to pool and accumulate on your driveway or other asphalt pavement. Letting water linger over the asphalt will weaken it further, potentially causing additional issues. An asphalt contractor can restore your foundation and get your asphalt looking great again.

Asphalt Infestations

The summertime is high season for pests, and as a homeowner, you will want to reduce as many opportunities as you can for pests to find a home on your property. As your asphalt driveway develops cracks over time, some of these cracks may become inviting for a variety of pests. Once something gets under the asphalt, it's likely the pest will cause further damage to your foundation or the rest of your driveway. If the cracks are close enough to the top of your driveway and your home, this could even serve as a launching post for entry into your house. Regular maintenance by an asphalt professional will keep cracks from getting big enough to cause an issue.

Oil and Other Substances

Summer is also the type that many gear heads will work on their cars. If this sounds like you, be mindful of what you are doing with your car oil or any other fluids. If some of this oil gets into the cracks on your driveway, it's going to make a mess and might cause damage to your foundation or pavement. Always clean up any spills and for best results, do your car work out in the street and not directly on your driveway

If you notice any of these problems with your asphalt, contact an asphalt contactor like Bid Rite Paving.