Compare the Cost of Repaving vs. Resurfacing a Driveway

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Whether You Are In Need Of Repaving Or Resurfacing Your Driveway,
TMT Asphalt In St Petersburg Florida Can Help You

You may need an update when it comes to your driveway but you may not be sure what needs to be done.  The experts at TMT Asphalt in Saint Petersburg FL will be able to assess your driveway, and tell you the best plan of action to fix up your driveway properly. Chances are, your driveway will need one of two types of fixes, either asphalt resurfacing or asphalt repaving.  Depending on the condition of your driveway TMT Asphalt can provide the right services for your particular driveway needs. When determining whether asphalt repaving or asphalt resurfacing is the right remedy for your driveway, it is important to understand the differences:

Repaving Your Driveway

Repaving your driveway is a much more in depth and lengthier process than driveway resurfacing.  Repaving involves stripping the driveway of its old asphalt, leveling out the soil and then relaying new asphalt.  This is the more expensive option but if the majority of your driveway has cracks, then repaving is the right decision. Although driveway repaving is the more extensive choice in driveway repair, it could save you time and money compared to continuously repairing cracks.

Resurfacing Your Driveway

Resurfacing takes much less time and is less expensive to do.  The process of driveway resurfacing is much faster because all that needs to be done is to fill the existing cracks and then add another layer of asphalt on top.  The top layer is then flattened with a heavy rolling machine and left to dry.  If your driveway has less then a ¼ of it cracked then driveway resurfacing is a good option.

If you aren’t sure if you are in need of driveway repair, then take a look at your asphalt driveway and look for the following signs of damage:

  1. Cracks
    Cracks in your driveway are the most obvious sign of damage. It is important to repair driveway cracks as soon as possible. The longer and wider cracks are, the more severe, and the sooner you should have them repaired. Cracks can become worse during colder months depending on if water goes into the cracks and freezes, which can result in expanding the cracks even more.
  1. Water Drainage Issues
    Water drainage issues are a less obvious sign of damage because many people don’t associate it with driveway damage. If water is pooling up on your driveway and not draining down as usual, then there is some kind of damage to your driveway and it is time to get it repaired. The problem could be a leveling issue that could have occurred because of natural wear and tear.
  1. Faded Or Weathered Appearance

Your driveway may just look physically aged and that could be some insight  into how old or weak your driveway is.  The appearance alone is not a reason to get it repaired but it can give you a reference to how old your driveway is and tell you if there will be issues soon.

Driveways go through a lot in their lifespan, so breakdown and damage is normal and expected. Depending on the severity of the damage you may only need asphalt resurfacing but if it’s worse then you may want to consider asphalt repaving.  At TMT Asphalt, we are committed to providing quality driveway asphalt repaving and driveway asphalt resurfacing in Saint Petersburg Florida