10 Jan

When Should I Repair My Asphalt?

Black asphalt is used on flat surfaces everywhere, from driveways to parking lots and roads. This paving material offers many important benefits like durability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of maintenance. 

However, that doesn’t mean that asphalt lasts forever in perfect condition. As the seasons change, it’s important for you to carefully evaluate your asphalt and identify which maintenance steps you need to take to help your driveway look like new. 

You Find Long, Straight Cracks

If your driveway contains one or two long, significant cracks running from one side to the other, your driveway is most likely trying to say, “Help me immediately!” 

These asphalt cracks are just like the cracks in your car’s windshield — they will grow larger, wider, and deeper over time and eventually ruin your entire surface area. The best solution is to clean dirt and debris from the crack, and then fill the entire crack with hot sealer to prevent future damage. 

Spiderweb Cracks Are Growing Everywhere

Does your driveway look like somebody had too much fun with a hammer in the middle of the night? If cracks have overtaken your driveway and are spreading out of control, your driveway is letting you know that you need to devote time and money to serious repairs. 

Jireh Construction can help you remove the damaged asphalt, recompact the asphalt aggregate, and fill your driveway with new material and an overlay. This will not only improve appearance, but also make your driveway significantly stronger and more durable. 

Your Driveway Has Turned a Dull, Faded Color

If your driveway looks more like a dull gray than a dark, shiny black, then your asphalt is letting you know it needs a facelift. This is fortunately a very simple problem with an easy solution.

All you need to do is call Jireh Construction and schedule the application of a seal coat. This top layer of asphalt restores the signature, jet-black appearance of asphalt and protects your driveway from rain, sunshine, and vehicle traffic.  

Jireh Construction is your best source in the Seattle, Washington, area for asphalt services. Just call (425) 678-3632 for a free quote. With the help of the experts at Jireh Construction, you can improve the appearance and function of your driveway for years to come.