Real estate professionals often refer to a property’s curb appeal when discussing the reasons that buyers should be interested in a particular home. There are many elements that contribute to your home’s curb appeal, but your driveway is one of the most important. If the asphalt paving company installed the driveway properly, it was an attractive expanse of black pavement with an unblemished surface. Time and use, however, may have taken a toll on your driveway. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to improve older driveways.
How Can I Improve an Older Residential Asphalt Driveway?
What Should I Do First to Improve My Older Asphalt Driveway?
The first thing you need to do is take a good look at your driveway. Remove all items currently on the pavement, including your vehicles. If grass and weeds are growing through cracks in your driveway or encroaching on the pavement’s edges, remove the vegetation. Sweep your driveway, hose it down, and treat any oil stains. Inspect your driveway, making notes about the number and size of cracks present, the color of your pavement, and any evidence that your pavement is brittle or soft.
If the Only Problem With My Driveway Is Its Faded Color, What Should I Do?
If your pavement has turned a dingy shade of brown or gray, driveway sealcoating may be the only service you require. However, when asphalt sealcoating Philadelphia driveways, it is common for experienced contractors to identify damage that was overlooked by the homeowner. Always choose a well-experienced and highly reputable contractor who routinely performs residential sealcoating. These contractors will be able to provide you with the best advice on the type of sealcoating, the number of coats, and the proper time between applications to provide maximum protection for your pavement and ensure that it looks its best.
Must I Make Asphalt Repairs Before Sealcoating My Driveway?
Sealcoating can sometimes cover a few hairline cracks or other surface imperfections. However, if you were to insist that your contractor apply sealcoating before performing crackfilling on significant cracks or repairing potholes, you would be throwing away money. No reputable residential sealcoating contractor would simply apply a sealant over large cracks or potholes. The sealcoating material would simply flow into the breaks, and any bits clinging to the unbroken areas would be insufficient to offer any real protection.
If I Am Uncertain About What I Need, Can C&C Super Seal Help?
C&C Super Seal has been asphalt sealcoating Philadelphia pavements since 1998. We offer residential and commercial sealcoating, asphalt repairs, crackfilling, parking lot maintenance, thermoplastic striping, pothole repairs, and pavement marking and line striping to customers throughout the greater Philadelphia area. We would be happy to provide you with a free evaluation and quote; just call 267-223-9906 or fill out our online form.