As we have mentioned before in these particular cases what we want to do is find the best way to repair your driveway. A lot of the services that we offer can only be done properly, when we have at least a decent surface to work with. We know that not every time that we are called in, to work on something, it is going to be in the best shape. When that happens what we want to do first is repair it, and then we can get back to sealing the asphalt or whatever else it is that you may want us to do!
What Are We Dealing With
The first thing that we are going to want to do is be clear about the task that we have on hand. That is one of the reasons why we hate throwing out potential costs over the phone. As we have mentioned a lot of times, we are going to have to do some extensive repairs on areas before we talk about sealing or anything like that. What we typically like to do to provide real estimates is to get a chance to take a look at the driveway first hand. That way we can get a better idea of what we can do and what the cost may be.
It Is Not Just About Potholes
This is a common mistake that homeowners and even some contractors make. We cringe when we are called in, to repair driveways that had recently been “repaired.” At the end of the day just pouring more asphalt over a pothole may not be the solution. There may be a reason why the pothole keeps forming, and that should be addressed first. Also, there are certainly other types of issues that we could come across that we would make the argument, go beyond potholes.
A Good Time of Year For Repairs
We want to be pretty careful with this section. It is not that we don’t do repairs throughout the year. The thing is, there are certain times of the year when getting a repair job done right can be a lot tougher. Most of the issues that cause breaks and problems in the pavement have to do with moisture that has settled in between layers of asphalt or the asphalt and the original terrain. So as you can imagine if it continues to rain or snow, we are going to have a tough time keeping the area dry enough for it to be able to hold up as we would like it to.
Is Asphalt High Maintenance?
This is something that everyone says to try and knock asphalt surfaces. We make the argument, that when done right the first time asphalt is not high maintenance. On the contrary, it can remain serviceable for a long time. If you care for it once a year or so, getting it sealed or anything like that you are going to be good to go.