Three Driveway Maintenance Tips

Sick of your driveway looking old a month after a new installation? We have some tips that are going to help you immensely. When it comes to full repairs, it is always best to contact a reputable asphalt paving contractor in Riverside. But there are three things that you can do to ensure that your driveway continues looking great every year.

  1. Remove Stains Immediately

When there is a noticeable stain on the driveway, such as bird droppings, food being spilled or an oil leak, it is a good idea to get it out immediately. Any stain that is left there for many weeks is going to bed into the asphalt. It will be a lot harder to get out in the future. If you can remove it immediately, you will just need to use some soap/detergent and water.

  1. Avoid the Edges

With any driveway, it is a good idea to keep cars and heavy objects off the edges. It is tempting to go with two cars side by side in the driveway, but it is not helpful. Not only are you more likely to accidentally bump one of your car mirrors coming in and out, but your driveway will suffer. The edges of driveways are always the weakest spots.

  1. Mop and Sweep Regularly

Regular maintenance for an asphalt driveway should include mopping and sweeping. Start with a sweep, getting rid of any objects that get left behind or thrown on the driveway. Then you can mop the driveway. Use water with detergent if you want to clean very nicely. Even if you are doing this one time a month, you will be shocked at how great your driveway looks.

If you are smart about it, you can clean your car, drive it and park it outside for 30 minutes, clean up the driveway and then drive your car back inside! Now you have a clean car and driveway!