When it comes to Vancouver driveway paving, Richmond Blacktop knows how to prepare, maintain and fix a wide variety of paving instalments. The summer heat causes damage to a lot of things, your asphalt driveway being one of them. It is important to know which necessary adjustment to make in order to help your driveway last as long as possible.
Seal Your Driveway
Sealing your driveway is like adding a screen protectant to your phone. It will seal everything in, and provide a layer that will protect your driveway from scratches, the harmful effects of the weather – especially snow, ice and water.
Vary Your Parking Spots
During the summer, asphalt heats up and softens, making it more susceptible to the weight of your vehicle. It is very easy to get used to parking in the same spot and forget about long term damage and sinking. Varying your parking spot and parking in different spots will stop damage and deformation.
Adjust Pooling or Stagnant Water
Are there parts of your driveway where water tends to pool and remain stagnant? This may be around cracks and uneven surfaces which can be especially harmful during the summer months when the asphalt is soft and even more susceptible to damage.
Avoid Using Sharp & Harmful Objects
Soft summer asphalt can be easily damaged by things such as car equipment, screw drivers, drills or metal gardening tools. It’s best to lay down a thick tarp for your heavy equipment to protect your driveway from damage, cracks and punctures.
Regular maintenance includes the repairing and filing of cracks and holes, ensuring you update your sealcoat, and keep it clean of dust and debris. Small acts of regular maintenance add up to long-term quality!
Get in touch with our team of experts to learn more about Vancouver driveway paving and how you can make your summers stress free with our tips.