In your haste to get to work or take the kids to school every day, it’s easy to drive over cracks in your driveway without thinking about them. Unfortunately, asphalt can’t heal itself just because you ignore signs of damage. Eventually, those small cracks will turn into big, gaping gaps or potholes in your drive. Not only are these blemishes unsightly, but they can also do damage to your vehicle if you continue driving over them repeatedly.
The good news is that asphalt repairs in Sydney are affordable and straightforward. Repairing asphalt is, in general, much simpler and faster than repairing a damaged concrete driveway. At Creggs Asphalt, we can provide the asphalt resurfacing you need to keep your Sydney driveway in good shape. But when is it time to call for a repair? Read on for three sure signs that your asphalt driveway needs a touch up of some sort.
Three Signs That Your Asphalt Driveway Needs a Repair
- Alligator cracks or other minor cracks: One of the most common issues with asphalt driveways is the occurrence of alligator cracks. These cracks occur in spider-web shaped patterns. Usually, they are relatively shallow and small cracks. With asphalt, though, minor cracks will continue to grow until they become major issues. If your driveway is covered with alligator cracks, you might consider investing in asphalt resurfacing in Sydney. Resurfacing your driveway can make it look brand new (for a fraction of the price of a full replacement) and can save you from having to worry about those cracks growing—for quite some time, at least.
- The driveway isn’t level: Is your drive warping, or developing areas where rainwater pools freely? Driveways can develop levelling inconsistencies over time, whether due to heavy vehicles driving on them repeatedly or because the base was poorly installed. Either way, calling for an asphalt repair in Sydney will give you a safer and more even driveway that doesn’t have drainage issues.
- The driveway’s colour has faded substantially: With asphalt, you can assess the health of the driveway by looking at the colour. A newly paved, sealed or resurfaced driveway will have a dark black colour. Over time, the colour will trend away from black and towards grey. An extremely faded driveway might still be in decent condition, but it is more brittle than it used to be. To avoid cracking and damage, you might consider scheduling an asphalt resurfacing appointment with Sydney’s Cregg’s Asphalt, as a preventative maintenance measure.
Call Creggs Asphalt for Asphalt Repairs in Sydney
Of course, the three scenarios listed above are just a few of the many reasons that you might want to think about asphalt repairs in Sydney. If you are dealing with big cracks or potholes, it goes without saying that a repair appointment is due. The same goes if the sides of your driveway are slowly crumbling away, or if there are spots where your driveway is stained due to pooling motor oil or other chemicals.
In any event, when you need an asphalt repair in Sydney, we hope you will give us a call at Creggs Asphalt. You can reach our team by dialling 0438 973 336 or 0412 531 068.