You already know that your skin will suffer major consequences if it bakes in the sun all day, but have you ever applied that concept to your driveway? From cracking and potholes to fading, there are many ways that the sun might hurt your asphalt or concrete. Fortunately, there are also simple protective measures you can take to ensure your driveway always serves its purpose and makes a positive contribution to your home’s curb appeal.
The Summer Heat Compromises Asphalt
Your asphalt driveway is not impervious to heat, so as the temperature rises in the summer, your driveway heats up as well. If the asphalt becomes too hot, it softens slightly and easily sustains damage. Soft asphalt can be scratched, punctured, sunk, and broken without much effort, which means that heavy vehicle traffic, the use of jacks and tools, and other pressure can cause damage. UV radiation also degrades the surface of asphalt just like it burns your skin. Read More