How to get Amazing Curb Appeal
If you pull up to your home and you don’t feel inspired, your driveway could be to blame. A driveway that is not properly cared for can and will begin to show signs that indicate such, it’s just a matter of time. This lack of care won’t just look bad, but will have a negative impact on the overall curb appeal of your property. Learn what you can do to keep your asphalt driveway in great condition.
Move Your Vehicles
Have a boat, trailer or other vehicle that you don’t regularly drive? Ensure you aren’t keeping these objects parked in the same spot too long. Failure to move a vehicle periodically may result in alligator cracking due to prolonged pressure in the same spot.
Make it a habit to move these vehicles occasionally. Also, ensure the vehicle is empty so that you aren’t adding any unnecessary weight. For example, parking a loaded trailer on the driveway can cause permanent damage.
Clean up Spills Promptly
If you spill oil or gasoline on the driveway, prompt cleanup is critical. Asphalt has an oil-base that erodes when it comes in contact with more oil or gasoline.
This reaction in turn lessens the structural integrity of the asphalt, making it more prone to cracking and shortening its lifespan. The goal is to prevent a spill in the first place, but should one occur, use an oil pulling agent to clean it up, such as powdered laundry detergent.
Repair Damage Right Away
Even with great care, there is always the possibility of damage. While you can’t avoid every mishap, just how much damage is caused is up to you. Whether it’s soft spots, potholes, discoloration or cracking, it’s important to have the problem repaired as soon as possible.
Whenever the under-layers of the pavement are exposed due to surface damage, they can fail quite rapidly, leading to extensive and costly repairs. Many any necessary repairs promptly.
Have an issue with your asphalt driveway? It’s time to contact a professional from TrueSeal America to inspect your driveway, repair the problem and improve your home's curb appeal.