4 Important Elements of Quality Asphalt Driveways

An asphalt driveway does more than provide great curb appeal and a quick route from the street to the garage. It’s where we shoot hoops, play road hockey, skip rope, and doodle with sidewalk chalk.

A professionally designed and constructed asphalt driveway is durable, long-lasting (up to 25 years), and easy to maintain. If its not done properly though, an asphalt driveway can crack, buckle, develop tire indentations, potholes, depressions, and upheaval. This can make it difficult to repair and result in unwanted expenses. 

If you’re looking for expert asphalt paving services in Toronto for a driveway, laneway, or parking lot, the following four factors are essential for creating and maintaining a quality asphalt surface.

Adequate Foundation

An adequate foundation is paramount for any structure. This includes asphalt driveways. Using professionals can help you determine what the best mix will be for the subgrade and aggregate base.

This could also include removing wet clay or soft soil and replacing it with asphalt designed to support your traffic needs. Building an asphalt driveway or parking lot on soggy clay or soft soil can lead to cracking, buckling, potholes, depressions, and a lot of other issues.

Proper Drainage

Asphalt driveways and parking lots might look flat, but they aren’t. They actually have a slope.

Asphalt driveways are designed for water to drain away from a home and down to the street, usually at a quarter of an inch per foot. If water doesn’t drain off an asphalt driveway the way its supposed to, it will pool and undermine the integrity of the driveway.

The Right Materials

You’re only as good as you’re weakest link. And that’s especially true when it comes to using the right materials for your asphalt driveway.

To make sure you’re asphalt driveway lasts a long time, it’s important to use the right asphalt mix. Unfortunately, some paving companies use whatever asphalt mix is available on any particular day.

Not all asphalt is the same, though. And some mixes are not suitable for driveways. When selecting an asphalt paving contractor in Toronto, hire one that uses an asphalt mix that is designed specifically for your day-to-day needs.

Keep on Top of Maintenance

It’s critical to keep an eye on your asphalt driveway, after all, even normal wear and tear can eventually lead to some form of deterioration. In fact, because of the harsh winters and hot summers in the Greater Toronto Area, it’s normal for asphalt driveways to eventually develop small cracks.

To keep your asphalt driveway looking new, hire an asphalt repair services company to seal any cracks or improve drainage features.

Ivy Property Services Inc., Keeping Your Asphalt Driveway Looking New

If you’re looking for a professional asphalt paving company in Toronto that guarantees your driveway or parking lot is durable, long-lasting, and looks good, contact the experts at Ivy Property Services Inc for a free quote.

A one-stop-shop for all your asphalt and pavement needs, Ivy Property Services provides high-quality, dependable asphalt paving and maintenance services. Some of the asphalt services we provide includes: residential and commercial asphalt paving, asphalt crack sealing, asphalt sealcoating, parking lot resurfacing, line repair, snow removal, asphalt speed bumps, concrete curb and sidewalk repairs, excavation and grading, culvert replacement, and more.

If you’re interested in an asphalt driveway or parking lot, call Ivy Property Services today and get a free quote and consultation. Contact us at (416) 818-0970. We are always available at info@ivypropertyservices.com and are ready to respond to all client inquiries.