Preparing Your Asphalt Driveway for Fall

August 16, 2021

For many people, fall means back-to-school season, a change in weather, leaf cleanup and preparations for winter. As you dive into fall activities and chores, don’t forget your asphalt when planning fall maintenance. As the temperatures begin to cool, use the following tips for cold weather asphalt care.

Wash it

During the fall, significant debris will likely make its way to your driveway. Falling leaves, stray branches and other various plants and dirt will accumulate. This debris can work its way into cracks or fill depressions in the asphalt and cause damage. To make sure this debris doesn’t stick around and harm your driveway, use a pressure washer to clean the surface. This asphalt fall maintenance is simple and affordable, and it can save you time and money down the line by preventing the need for repairs.

Repair it

The fall weather provides the ideal time for crack sealing. Making these repairs in the fall will reduce the risk of damage during the cold, harsh winter months and during the spring thaw. Look for any cracks in your asphalt and make the necessary repairs before winter arrives. Contact your local asphalt specialists for quick, efficient repairs that will keep your driveway in top shape.

Seal it

As you complete cold weather asphalt care, consider sealcoating your driveway. This can help prolong the life of your pavement by protecting it against moisture and future cracks and potholes. Keep in mind that sealcoating should be done every two or three years, so if you did not sealcoat the surface last fall, it might be time for a new coat. Consult with your trusted asphalt contractor to determine whether it’s time for repairs or sealcoating as part of your asphalt’s fall maintenance.

Edge it

Protect your driveway from invading vegetation with edging. Edge grass and weeds to prevent them from causing damage to the asphalt. Trim growth regularly to keep plants away from the asphalt and keep your pavement healthy.

Maintain it

Once you’ve cleaned your driveway, made all the necessary repairs, put down a fresh sealcoat and trimmed away the vegetation, you simply need to maintain it. Watch for any new debris and sweep it away regularly. Keep an eye out for spills, plants or other conditions that might cause damage to your driveway. For additional maintenance and prevention efforts, consider partnering with a local asphalt expert who can help you keep your driveway in top condition all year round.

We have you covered

Winter, spring, summer and fall, the team at Maryland Asphalt LLC has your asphalt needs covered. Our specialties include parking lot maintenance, parking lot repair, commercial driveways, residential driveways, public and private roads, resurfacing, sealcoating and more. We are your premier source for cold weather asphalt care. Whether you need minor repairs or a major overhaul, our experienced team is ready to provide quality services at affordable rates. Contact us today at 240-745-2344 with any questions or to schedule your asphalt’s fall maintenance. We look forward to keeping your driveway in great shape, this season and every season.

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