What's the average lifespan of a driveway?

Sponsored content Dec 21, 2017 Ancaster News

When properly installed, an asphalt driveway should last about 25 years, but the experts at Matos Paving in Oakville caution you that the average can shift depending on several factors.

Weather is the most significant influence on how long a driveway will last, in addition to how well the surface has been maintained and how heavy the vehicles are that regularly use it.

All homes need regular interior and exterior maintenance, driveways included. Signs your driveway needs to be replaced include cracks and crumbling, as well as rutted areas where water has begun to pool.

The decision to contact a paving company to repave your driveway (or to pour a new driveway for your brand new home) is a big one. Discuss with them how you plan to use the driveway. Will you simply be parking one mid-size vehicle on it, or do you need room for two large trucks to park side by side? How important is curb appeal to you?

The professionals at Matos Paving can inspect your driveway and let you know if resurfacing is an option. If the old asphalt still has a good foundation and is level, resurfacing may be viable and can save you money.

Asphalt is one of the most budget-friendly and weather-resistant options for a driveway. Even though it looks and feels completely solid, asphalt is actually somewhat pliable, which is great for cold climates and makes the driveway less prone to heaving and cracking during freeze and thaw cycles.

An aggregate (also called exposed pebble) concrete driveway is another durable option.

Once your new driveway is poured, whether it's concrete or asphalt, don't walk or park on it for the first few days to allow it to cure. To prevent damage to your new surface, make sure you use only de-icing products that are labelled safe for concrete.

To request a quote, call Matos Paving at 905-844-4562. The paving contractor serves the areas of Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Stoney Creek and Ancaster.

What's the average lifespan of a driveway?

Sponsored content Dec 21, 2017 Ancaster News

When properly installed, an asphalt driveway should last about 25 years, but the experts at Matos Paving in Oakville caution you that the average can shift depending on several factors.

Weather is the most significant influence on how long a driveway will last, in addition to how well the surface has been maintained and how heavy the vehicles are that regularly use it.

All homes need regular interior and exterior maintenance, driveways included. Signs your driveway needs to be replaced include cracks and crumbling, as well as rutted areas where water has begun to pool.

The decision to contact a paving company to repave your driveway (or to pour a new driveway for your brand new home) is a big one. Discuss with them how you plan to use the driveway. Will you simply be parking one mid-size vehicle on it, or do you need room for two large trucks to park side by side? How important is curb appeal to you?

The professionals at Matos Paving can inspect your driveway and let you know if resurfacing is an option. If the old asphalt still has a good foundation and is level, resurfacing may be viable and can save you money.

Asphalt is one of the most budget-friendly and weather-resistant options for a driveway. Even though it looks and feels completely solid, asphalt is actually somewhat pliable, which is great for cold climates and makes the driveway less prone to heaving and cracking during freeze and thaw cycles.

An aggregate (also called exposed pebble) concrete driveway is another durable option.

Once your new driveway is poured, whether it's concrete or asphalt, don't walk or park on it for the first few days to allow it to cure. To prevent damage to your new surface, make sure you use only de-icing products that are labelled safe for concrete.

To request a quote, call Matos Paving at 905-844-4562. The paving contractor serves the areas of Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Stoney Creek and Ancaster.

What's the average lifespan of a driveway?

Sponsored content Dec 21, 2017 Ancaster News

When properly installed, an asphalt driveway should last about 25 years, but the experts at Matos Paving in Oakville caution you that the average can shift depending on several factors.

Weather is the most significant influence on how long a driveway will last, in addition to how well the surface has been maintained and how heavy the vehicles are that regularly use it.

All homes need regular interior and exterior maintenance, driveways included. Signs your driveway needs to be replaced include cracks and crumbling, as well as rutted areas where water has begun to pool.

The decision to contact a paving company to repave your driveway (or to pour a new driveway for your brand new home) is a big one. Discuss with them how you plan to use the driveway. Will you simply be parking one mid-size vehicle on it, or do you need room for two large trucks to park side by side? How important is curb appeal to you?

The professionals at Matos Paving can inspect your driveway and let you know if resurfacing is an option. If the old asphalt still has a good foundation and is level, resurfacing may be viable and can save you money.

Asphalt is one of the most budget-friendly and weather-resistant options for a driveway. Even though it looks and feels completely solid, asphalt is actually somewhat pliable, which is great for cold climates and makes the driveway less prone to heaving and cracking during freeze and thaw cycles.

An aggregate (also called exposed pebble) concrete driveway is another durable option.

Once your new driveway is poured, whether it's concrete or asphalt, don't walk or park on it for the first few days to allow it to cure. To prevent damage to your new surface, make sure you use only de-icing products that are labelled safe for concrete.

To request a quote, call Matos Paving at 905-844-4562. The paving contractor serves the areas of Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Stoney Creek and Ancaster.