In addition to properly caring for asphalt, there some important things that you should know about your new asphalt surface. Your new driveway may look smoother in some areas than in others due to the material makeup of asphalt. Asphalt concrete is made up of various sizes of stone, sand and liquid asphalt which can cause a varied texture
Asphalt Surface Consistency
Your new asphalt surface may look smoother in some areas than in others due to the material makeup of asphalt. Asphalt concrete is made up of various sizes of stone, sand and liquid asphalt which can cause a varied texture in the surface.
Texture Differences Due to Application Method
Some areas will appear different due to how the asphalt was placed, either by using hand tools or spread by a paving machine. Don’t worry about these initial texture differences, normal usage will make these areas more uniform over time.
Water Ponding on the Asphalt Surface
Don’t feel that your driveway should be completely puddle-free. In areas completed by hand or where close drainage tolerances are encountered, water ponding may sometimes occur. Any spot holding water ¼” or less deep is almost impossible to eliminate. These small water spots will work themselves out with eventual use.
Asphalt Sealer is Important For Long Term Appearance
The best way to preserve the appearance and structure of an asphalt surface is to apply sealer. It is recommended that you wait 3 to 4 months or over the winter before sealing your new driveway so that it can properly cure. Contact Pittsburgh Asphalt Company to get a quote for this important maintenance.
With a little care, you will enjoy your asphalt driveway for many years to come.