Asphalt deteriorates over time due to sun, rain, pollution, and chemical waste spilled from vehicles and asphalt can deteriorate faster if it was paved poorly. A reason to hire a professional asphalt paving company in Houston – is so you do not worry about poorly paved asphalt driveways.
Eventually the “glue” that keeps the asphalt together known as liquid asphalt binder loses its natural resistance. With proper asphalt driveway maintenance, a driveway that could last 25 years. Asphalt driveways should be sealed within 60 – 90 days immediately after the newly paved asphalt has cured.
Apart from cracks and potholes, which are signs that the asphalt has already started rapidly deteriorating, there are other signs your asphalt pavement will begin to show wear:
- Fading color: Newly paved asphalt is a charcoal black color, if it’s gray or brown then the asphalt is beginning to wear.
- Raveling: Loose gravel or sand is present means that the asphalt binder is no longer present.
Questioning whether or not your asphalt can be patched, repaired or needs to be replaced, give us a call. Sometimes we can do preliminary assessments with photos straight from your phone! Give us a call!