If you stop to think about it, the pavement in our driveways and parking lots goes through a lot in the run of a day. Between vehicles driving on them, people walking them, not to mention the weather and elements, asphalt can really take a beating. From time to time you may see some damage or potential eyesores pop up. Here’s what to do.
Over time, whether it’s from your own vehicle or from employees and customers, you may find an oil stain. These are unsightly and can cause damage to your driveway or parking lot if not taken care of quickly. To find out what to do, you need to first test the oil stain. Poke the stain with a screwdriver; if it sinks in, that spot will need to be replaced. If not, find some biodegradable degreaser and wipe away the stain according to the degreaser instructions.
When you had your driveway paved, it was a gorgeous dark, shiny, black. Over time though, oxidization has happened and it’s turned grey. In this situation, you want to seal coat the asphalt. Sealcoating will give a fresh layer of oil, and tar to your asphalt, helping to return to that beautiful dark black of old, and better protect your driveway.
Over time, asphalt can crack. Depending on the severity of the cracking, the job may be as simple as a surface patch, but in some cases, you may be looking at replacing sections of your driveway or parking lot.
Do you have any eyesores in your asphalt causing you grief? Let us know! We’d love to help!