Asphalt is extremely durable, aesthetically attractive and cost-effective. With the right maintenance and care, you can ensure that your driveway stays safe and functional. However, they don't last forever, and at some point, your asphalt driveway will need resurfacing or repair to restore it to its former glory. If your asphalt driveway is no longer safe, usable and attractive, it might be quite expensive to replace. However, with periodic repairs, you can ensure that it lasts longer. Continue reading for four signs that it's time to call in an expert contractor. 

Cracks Appearing on the Driveway

As your asphalt driveway ages, cracks will start to appear. These are a clear sign that the driveway is due for repair. Once you notice them, act on them as soon as you can. If you continue to ignore them, they may eventually grow into large gaping holes, which might prompt a resurfacing. However, if you call the asphalt contractor soon, the repair and filling of cracks will significantly increase the asphalt's lifespan. 

Water Pools Collecting Water

If you don't correct the cracks in your driveway, they'll eventually grow large enough to collect water. These water pools may cause significant damage to your driveway. Since the water will sit in the water pools for an extended period of time, the water will seep into your driveway. The freeze and thaw process will then proceed to cause more damage to the driveway from the inside out. Whether the water pools are due to some parts of the driveway not being level or some huge cracks, ensure you call a contractor as soon as possible to rectify the situation. 

Large Potholes Start Forming

Not only are potholes a major eyesore, but they're also a safety risk on your driveway. They also decrease the value of your home. You stand the risk of having your potholes damage parts of your car. Once you notice a small crack, don't wait for it to turn into a pothole. If your driveway already has potholes, ensure you call an expert immediately. 

Driveway Starts Warping

The weight of a vehicle on your driveway results in a lot of pressure being exerted on your driveway, especially as they turn. You may not be able to determine the extent of the damage unless you're an expert in the field. Call an expert to determine whether the damage requires a simple quick fix or the driveway will need a total replacement.

The dark colour of your asphalt driveway may fade over time. If this is a problem for you or if you notice any of the above signs, call an asphalt repair contractor to rectify the situation