How Long does asphalt driveways last?
Typically a driveway paved properly will last 20-25 years’ however climate, traffic and whether maintenance is preformed can effect the lifespan.
Can water damage the asphalt?
Asphalt is porous, which means it will absorb water and in colder climates it can freeze and cause the asphalt to heave. If there are cracks already present that have not been fixed it can make them grow larger.
Does filling cracks increase the lifespan of your driveway?
Yes, by filling the cracks you stop the damage from spreading.
How does sealing a driveway protect the asphalt?
By sealing your driveway you are creating a protective layer that keeps the water from penetrating into the porous parts of the asphalt and helping to prevent cracks from forming.