At Global Asphalt solutions, we hear this question from homeowners all the time. The answer depends on many factors. Before we get into the factors, let me give you some examples based on what we have seen. We have personally seen a 20-year-old driveway that has been correctly installed and maintained look good as new. We have also seen a year old driveway that was not correctly sized for the space and was poorly installed, need to be repaved. There is no easy answer.
Residential driveway’s come in all shapes and sizes. When deciding on the size of the driveway, take into account a person being able to walk next to a parked vehicle. Also, when you do not have enough space, the vehicle tires tend to roll over the edge. The edges of the driveway are the most common spot to start seeing cracks. Although these cracks can be caused by many factors, the most common is vehicle tires being too close to the edge or repeatedly rolling over the edge.
Climate or weather conditions play a significant role. In Michigan, we experience harsh winters full of snow and ice. At Global Asphalt Solutions, we offer seal coating and Crack filling preventative maintenance services to help prepare your asphalt for winter. The Common problem works like this. A small crack is visible. Snow falls at night, and the sun melts it in the day, water pools in the small crack, cold at night freezes the water in the crack, Water Expands and makes the crack ever so slightly larger. Repeat this process many times, and you have a much larger crack or pot hole. Now you can see why preventative maintenance can help prolong the life of your driveway.
Global Asphalt Solutions is an expert in their field, professional asphalt pavers can identify potential problems and hazards in the area the asphalt is being laid. This can ensure reinforcements are brought in and solutions to prevent further damage from occurring.
Providing value for money and excellent customer service, a professional asphalt paving company is reliable and effective. So if you’re looking for asphalt paving in Traverse City, you can rest safe in the knowledge you’re getting a good deal. Give us a call at 231.715.7899