Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt Driveway

When you make an investment in your home or commercial property, you want to know that your money was well spent and that the upgrades you’ve made will continue to add value to your property for many years to come. If you’ve recently had Tucker Paving install a new asphalt driveway, we have a vested interest in making sure that you have the information you need to protect our work. Therefore, we present the following tips for maintaining your nice, new pavement to keep it looking great for a long time.

Protecting the Pavement
It goes without saying that an asphalt driveway is going to be subject to some rough conditions. Between vehicle usage and the unforgiving Florida weather, that pavement is going to take a pounding! Tucker Paving works hard to provide you with a quality product, so with just a little extra care, you can keep your driveway in good shape for quite a while.

The first thing to do is keep it clean. Don’t let dirt, gravel, leaves, grass, or other debris accumulate on the surface. This rubbish can trap water that damages the asphalt over time. The same goes for oil spots and other fluids that can leak out of vehicles, except these liquids can actually weaken the chemical bonds of the paving mix much faster than water does, leading to cracks and holes. Standing water on asphalt can still be a big problem, so make sure that your driveway has adequate drainage.

Keep an eye out for cracks and potholes, and as soon as you see something, get it repaired. Small cracks will grow, and any cracks will allow more water and other fluids to seep into the asphalt. If you notice grass or weeds sprouting up through the pavement, you know there is some kind of breach there. Call Tucker Paving right away for repairs.

Trust Tucker Paving with Your Asphalt Needs
Whether you need a home driveway or a plaza parking lot paved, you can count on Tucker Paving for top-quality work and outstanding customer service. Call us at (863) 299-2262 to discuss your next paving project!