Why It’s Better To Install Your Driveway in the Spring vs. Winter.

April 2, 2022

An asphalt driveway is a great means of improving the overall look and function of your home as well as your home value. Making sure you find the right time to work on your asphalt driveway is going to help you get the best overall result. Getting your driveway done in the spring is a must, and we want to tell you why.

When To Repair Your Driveway After Winter

When it comes to sealcoating your driveway and putting down new asphalt, it is always better to do so in the spring for a few reasons. The first is that asphalt is a bit more flexible than something like concrete. This means that it will expand and contract with the changes in the weather and with temperatures. Laying asphalt in the spring will be easier to cure faster, and it is going to look better overall.

The spring months are warmer and more comfortable for your team to work and do things like seal your driveway and help lay down new asphalt. Asphalt becomes stiffer and harder to work with when it is very cold outside, so doing this type of work in the winter is not ideal. Spring temperatures are moderate and comfortable and are great for working on outdoor projects.

Reasons to Sealcoat Your Driveway

When it comes to asphalt, water and weather can have a big negative impact on the material itself. Sealcoating is a method by which a thin layer or coating is put over the top of the asphalt to help make it more water-resistant. This coating ensures that the water is not going to seep into the asphalt and cause cracks and other damage, and it can also help protect from sun damage.

Sealcoating also gives old asphalt a new life and makes it look new again. It can also help fill in any cracks or gaps that might be present in the asphalt and can help extend the life of your asphalt greatly. A good seal coating can help extend the life of your asphalt driveway by several years and help it look better and work better for you and your home.

A great asphalt company will be able to lay your asphalt and help you have your driveway sealed so that it not only looks great but is durable and will last for years.

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