An Attractive Driveway

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An Attractive Driveway

Once my spouse and I found our dream home, we needed to sell the older fixer-upper we currently lived in. To successfully sell our house quickly, we needed to complete a few remodeling projects. We wanted to attract the largest number of potential buyers as possible to our home. One great project to complete before putting your home on the market is paving your driveway. This project will immediately enhance your property’s curb appeal. For families with multiple drivers at home, installing a circle driveway is also a smart idea. On this blog, I hope you will discover the steps a paving contractor takes to give homeowners beautiful new driveways.

3 Tips For Asphalt Maintenance

In order to keep your business parking lot, sidewalk or any other pavement structure cared for, there are a few things you can do to make the most out of it. Maintaining and repairing your asphalt fixture will keep it durable and in great condition, which will ultimately improve your business' curb appeal. To accomplish this, follow these tips below.

#1: Keep Your Asphalt Sealed And Pothole Free

Potholes are a damaging eyesore to your structure, so fix them as soon as you see you have an issue. Asphalt contractors can quickly and effectively fill potholes and pits in any asphalt structure. Aside from fixing potholes, you should also consider sealing your pavement fixture. A sealant will keep your fixture from experiencing damage from sunlight and moisture. You can hire a paving contractor to apply a sealant to your fixture for between $227 and $563. Make sure to get a warranty on the sealant or pothole work in case you need any sort of re-application during the course of the warranty. 

#2: Upgrade Your Plant Life Around The Asphalt Structure

To truly complement any hardscape structure, you should add some plant life. Not only will this offset the appearance with some vibrant color, it will also create a pleasant smell and overall aesthetic appeal. To truly make the most out of any sort of landscaping, you should get a professional to help you design it and pick out the the ideal plants. You'll typically choose between small trees, shrubs, bushes and flowers. Landscapers can also include brick pavers, stone and other decorative features to incorporate with the plant life. It may cost you between approximately $1,500 and $5,000 for a landscaping project. 

#3: Purchase A Professional Maintenance Plan

A professional maintenance plan will assist you in keeping your pavement up to par. By having a contractor routinely maintain your asphalt when you need it, the fixture will be able to survive all four seasons and will maintain its elegant appearance. You should also keep records of the maintenance to know how long you have had your pavement structure and how long it is intended to last. If you are nearing the end of its expected lifespan and you are sinking more money into it than it is worth, you may consider getting a repaving job. Repaving can cost anywhere between $5000 and $10,000 depending on what you need.

Take these tips into consideration and contact some contractors who can assist you.