3 Ways To Take Care Of Your Asphalt Driveway This Fall

Posted on: 13 October 2017

Fall is the perfect time of year to take care of your asphalt driveway. This fall, you should pressure wash your driveway, fill in any cracks and get your asphalt driveway sealcoated before winter sets in. Taking these steps will help protect your asphalt driveway from wear and tear and will extend your asphalt's driveway's overall life. 

#1 Pressure Wash Your Driveway

It is a good idea to pressure wash your driveway a couple of times a year. Pressure washing your driveway is the most effective way to remove all the dirt and debris, as well as the chemicals and call products that may leak out of your vehicle, from your asphalt driveway.

When you pressure wash your driveway, be sure to start at the top and middle of your driveway, working your way out with the water. You want to wash and push all the dirt and debris to the edge of your driveway and hopefully into your drainage system. Pressure washing your driveway will make it look newer and will help protect it.

#2 Fill In Cracks On Your Driveway

You don't want to leave cracks unattended. Over winter, water can get into these cracks, expanding whenever it gets cold, and pushing your asphalt driveway apart. Cracks tend to expand and grow during the cold weather seasons, which is why you should fill in any cracks in your asphalt driveway this fall to stop them from growing larger.

You can purchase kits that will allow you to fill in small cracks in your asphalt driveway on your own. With these kits, you will fill in the crack with a sealant. If you have really large cracks in your driveway, wider than an inch, you may want to hire a professional to fill them in for you.

#3 Sealcoat Your Driveway

Finally, it is a smart idea to sealcoat your driveway before the real cold weather strikes. You can sealcoat your driveway every year or every couple of years. Sealcoating your driveway adds a protective layer to the top coat of your driveway that will help protect your driveway from wear throughout the year. Sealcoating your driveway is also a great way to fill in tiny cracks on your driveway's surface.

Take care of your driveway this fall by pressure washing it clean, filling in cracks before they expand, and sealcoating your driveway to provide it with a protective layer for wintertime. 


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