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They say first impressions last. Here at First Water Contracting, we make sure that your first impression will last, visually and literally. The first thing visitors and passersby will see when they approach your home would be your driveway. We want to make sure that your driveway gives a great impression, and that your driveway will last for a long time to come.

The Top Used Material For Driveways

Asphalt is the most used material for driveways, and for good reasons. Asphalt is a renewable resource that, on average in a period of 40 years, is more cost effective than concrete. It lasts longer and is an integral part in storm weather management since it conserves water and reduces soil runoff. Asphalt is also a lot smoother than concrete, which can save fuel costs since it provides more traction and lessens the noise pollution by as much as seven decibels.

That is why more than 90 percent of all the driveways and parking areas in the United States are surfaced with asphalt. It’s also why you’ll see more and more surfaced with the same material as years move forward.

Make Your Driveway Smoother by Asphalt Resurfacing When It Needs to

Since asphalt is so durable it takes years, even decades, to erode, replacing it can be tedious and costly. That is why it is better to have it resurfaced than totally replaced. If you can see that the surface is slowly fading and that cracks are starting to show, you should start planning on doing an asphalt resurfacing.  By nipping the problem in the bud, you can avoid totally replacing the driveway, which costs about 30% to even 50% more.

Other things that should be red flags, and why you should consider setting an asphalt resurfacing appointment, are very easy to spot. One of these signs is that potholes are starting to show up. Weeds are also a tell-tale sign that the layer above has cracked deep enough to warrant a new surface. If you are driving and you noticed that the driveway is quite loose regarding traction, an asphalt resurfacing is in order. If your driveway is a decade old or even 15 years old, asphalt resurfacing is already a must.

These are just a few of the signs that you may need to consider resurfacing your driveway. Not only can it become quite an eyesore in the neighborhood, it can cause issues with your landscaping and your vehicle. It’s best to contact someone if you start noticing any of these signs and signals that you’re in need of resurfacing your driveway.

Asphalt resurfacing is a job best left to professionals. It is quite dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. You can get an estimate from the professionals by calling us at 405-562-5664 and we can make sure that your driveway will give a great first impression that will last for years to come.

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