Does your asphalt driveway need replacing?
Most driveways in this area are asphalt. They are common here because of our freeze-thaw cycle. If your driveway was installed properly and the drainage is good, your driveway should last between 20-25 years, especially if the driveway was sealed every few years in the fall. The amount of traffic your driveway sees, and the weight of vehicles using it, also contribute to its lifespan.
Eventually, though, a driveway will need to be replaced. But how do you know when?
If your driveway has sinkholes, many spiderweb cracks, a collection of wider cracks and potholes on at least half of it, the time is now to look into replacement. A crumbling driveway may lead to liability issues, and is very difficult to plow or shovel.
E.R. Baisley Tree and Landscape has been replacing and repairing asphalt driveways in the Hudson Valley for more than 35 years.
Sometimes, when we give an estimate for a driveway replacement, we find that it can be resurfaced or repaired, rather than replaced. The only way to know is to have an expert take a look. If your driveway gets too cracked, it will not be able to be repaired, so it’s always better to call as soon as you notice excessive wear and tear.
Driveways can be replaced at any time of the year the ground is not frozen or covered in snow.