As the temperatures change, your driveway changes too! Don’t let the summer heat go by without fixing any damages from the winter. Potholes, cracked concrete, and crumbling debris are all signs your driveway needs to be examined; otherwise, you could be facing a massive headache! Maintaining your driveway doesn’t have to be frustrating. With the right maintenance, you can keep your driveway looking attractive all year long! Read below to learn the proper driveway maintenance techniques. 

Driveway Maintenance Tips 

Concrete: Concrete driveways are the easiest to maintain, plus it provides a classic, polished look. Overall, concrete driveways must be resealed every 3-5 years to maintain its appearance. Concrete is low maintenance; however, it is very costly, so any damages must be taken care of right away. Look for cracks, potholes, crumbling concrete, cracks in the expansion holes, and any standing water or puddles left after a storm. These are all warning signs that you need to seal any cracks or expansion joints. 
  • Asphalt: Asphalt creates a smooth finish and can be pretty simple to take care of, like concrete. Check for any water damage, weeds, cracks, and crumbling asphalt. Patch and fill any potholes or cracks. Pull weeds by the root to make sure it doesn’t grow back. Asphalt requires a new seal-coat every 1-3 years. 
  • Gravel: Gravel driveways are the least expensive, but they need more upkeep to avoid turning into a pile of mud. Twice a season, look through the gravel for any weeds, potholes, ruts, lost gravel, and double-check that your driveway is draining correctly. 

BEMK, Inc. is your full-service site prep company located in Haywood County. Whether your needs are residential or commercial, the team at BEMK, Inc. has the skills and services you need. We can complete all of your site prep needs from start to finish. With one team at the helm, you save both money and time. If you have questions or are ready to get started, contact us today at 828-456-4500 or visit our website for more information.