What are the benefits of an asphalt driveway or parking lot?
Asphalt driveways and parking lots are visually pleasing, easy to maintain and inexpensive compared to alternative products. Additionally, since blacktop will absorb and retain heat snow and ice accumulates more slowly and melts off more quickly than other standard surfaces.
How do I maintain asphalt?
Asphalt, by nature, is a low maintenance surface. Buck Brothers recommends that you have your blacktop driveway or parking lot resealed every 2-3 years. Crack, divots and potholes should be filled annually to prevent moisture penetration.
What is resealing and how often should I do it?
Sealant is a water coat that will help prolong the life of your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Additionally resealing will renew the vibrant black coloring of your asphalt surface. After the initial application, your driveway/parking lot should be sealed every 2 to 3 years, depending on personal preference.
How long does asphalt pavement last?
Generally, asphalt lasts about 20 years. However, pavement life can vary greatly depending on base conditions, traffic, type of traffic and maintenance. Moreover, regardless of age, asphalt can be recycled making it environmentally friendly.
How do I maintain my new asphalt surface?
Keep gasoline and oil from accumulating on your driveway. Preventative maintenance, including crack filling should be completed on an as-needed basis.