Planning Ahead for Asphalt Driveway Repair
If you have an asphalt driveway, chances are you will need some repairs at the end of the winter. Asphalt is a durable material that dries hard. But with certain patterns of wear, it can be difficult to maintain. You will likely need to have your asphalt repaired or at least sealed on an almost annual basis. It is best to plan ahead and know when your asphalt driveway will need repairs.
Washington winters are generally heavy with precipitation. Although snow is not as common as in other parts of the country, Washington does get quite a bit of rain, drizzle, and light showers. When water builds up around your asphalt driveway, it can deteriorate the gravel and sand base and cause the surface to buckle and crack. It is best to keep water from pooling near your driveway. But if it cannot be avoided, you may need repairs after a precipitation heavy winter.