Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Asphalt Driveways

When it comes to asphalt pavement distress, there are a number of ways that property owners can protect their driveways. By taking the proper steps, homeowners can prevent water damage from eating into their driveway (and wallets!).

Sealcoating Asphalt

Sealcoating is one of the most effective methods for preventing water damage and extending the lifespan of driveways. Pavement contractors can apply a protective sealant to the asphalt surface, effectively sealing cracks and keeping the surface protected from moisture. Sealcoating is a cost-effective and affordable procedure, and can end up saving homeowners a lot of money by preventing potholes, degraded ground, and other major types of damage.

Crack Filling

Asphalt pavement crack repair is important for preventing water from penetrating asphalt surfaces and damaging the ground underneath. Pavement contractors can quickly and easily fill in cracks, effectively eliminating them and preventing water from flowing into them. Very minor cracks may be able to be addressed by property owners themselves, but for larger cracks, it’s important to have a professional pavement contractor perform the work.

Pothole Repair

Potholes are often the result of water damage, but they can also be a cause of water damage too. When a pothole opens in your asphalt surface, water can easily flow in, creating worsening forms of damage throughout your driveway. Potholes require emergency repair from a professional pavement maintenance company. The longer you wait, the higher the cost and necessary repair will be.

Regular Maintenance

Property owners should perform regular maintenance and inspections of their property, dealing with problems before they get out of hand. Checking for early signs of damage, patching minor cracks, and ensuring proper drainage are all things that can help minimize damage and repair on an asphalt driveway.

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