As a homeowner, you are constantly looking after your home and property to make repairs and improvements where they are needed so you can keep your property's value maintained and increased. If you neglect your property's landscaping including vegetation and hardscaped surfaces, such as your driveway, you will be in for a rude awakening if you need to sell your home and find out its value has decreased. Here are some recommendations to help you take care of your yard pavement to improve and maintain the look and condition of your property landscaping and to keep up your home's value.
Protect the Pavement Edges
The edges of your asphalt surface can be exposed to all types of damage if it is not protected properly. The way asphalt is combined allows it to be slightly flexible and give under the weight of vehicles. But when the edges of your asphalt are not supported, they will begin to crack and erode away from the paving surface.
Keep your asphalt's edges protected by installing a concrete curbing down the length of the driveway. This will also allow you to pave the asphalt right up against the concrete and not slope the edges to a thin taper. However, if the edges of your asphalt slope off to a 45 degree angle onto soil, you should support them with a gravel layer along the edges. This provides support in the event you drive off the edge of the asphalt with your vehicle.
Sealcoat Your Asphalt
In addition to the edges of your asphalt, it is essential to keep an eye on the surface condition as well. Your asphalt's surface is exposed to the weather elements on a continual basis, which dries out the surface and causes cracks and other damage. However, you can apply a sealcoating protective treatment on the surface of your asphalt, which will restore its condition and protect it from moisture and the sun's UV rays.
A sealcoating application can be applied every few years by your local asphalt professional. They will clean and repair the surface of your asphalt first, removing vegetation growth from cracks and filling them with a hot mix patching material. The application of sealcoating will cover all the repairs and seal its surface while it restores the surface of your asphalt to give it the dark black color and make it look brand new once again.
Reach out to a professional who provides driveway sealcoating to learn more.