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Once you have a paved driveway, you'll wonder how you ever got by without one. Pavement is so much easier to sweep in the summer and to shovel in the winter. It does not require a lot of maintenance, and it won't leave debris in your yard like a gravel driveway. Most people hire professionals to install pavement in their yard, but you should still know the basics. On this website, you will find information about choosing a paving contractor, designing a driveway, and applying sealant to your pavement. You'll also learn about common terms that paving contractors use when discussing projects.


Tips To Prepare And Improve Your Property Pavement For A Real Estate Sale

Property maintenance starts with handling small signs of disrepair before they become larger problems and lead to further extensive damage. And as a homeowner, you want to keep your property pavement and parking areas maintained so they will last. When it is time to put your home on the market, you might need to handle some deferred maintenance or complete regular tasks to get your property's exterior where it needs to be. Here are some options you can use to update your property pavement and improve it for a property sale.

Repair Any Surface Damage

One of the first things you can do as a homeowner and complete on a regular basis is to handle pavement maintenance on your property. The asphalt on your property can make a big improvement visually when it is in good condition, and cause the opposite result when it is in poor condition. So any time you see cracks in your asphalt, take time to repair them for the prevention of further issues. 

Un-repaired cracks can lead to potholes during the winter, especially, and in the heat of summer, these cracks can buckle when they absorb the heat from the sun's radiation, further causing problems. Regular patch filling with a cold mix asphalt is a great option for larger cracks. Then, for the smaller cracks in the pavement, use a liquid emulsion filler to fill the cracks to the surrounding surface. which you can find in the tube at your home improvement retailer, 

Hire Professional Sealcoating

When your asphalt has been patched and filled for several seasons it will begin to look like a patchwork quilt. And combined with the fading from the sun's rays, it will be in need of a sealcoat protection to fix the surface brittleness.

Sealcoating your asphalt pavement will apply one uniform application of tar emulsion over the surface of the repairs you have completed, filling in small cracks and sealing over seams. The sealcoating also provides a moisture barrier to the asphalt and restores its flexibility to the old and brittle material. 

Consider Full Replacement

Neglect and disrepair to your asphalt pavement can put it into a condition in which the only way to restore it is to install a new layer. This can be completed over the top of the existing surface or, in serious issues of disrepair, can be applied onto a surface that has been first milled to remove the top layers.

Talk to your professional asphalt contractor about your options based on the current condition of your pavement. Also, consult with your realtor to find out the best type of repairs to improve your property's value.

To learn more information, reach out to a residential paver sealing contractor near you.